BROWN, JOE DAVID, 1915-1976


Journalist, novelist. Born– May 12, 1915, Birmingham. Parents– William Samuel and Lucille (Lokey) Brown. Married– Mildred Harbour, October 24, 1935. Children–two. Married– Frances O’Reilly, 1945. Children–one. Education– Attended the University of Alabama. Military service:  46th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, WWII.  Worked as reporter and editor for newspapers in Alabama, Tennessee, Atlanta,  and Missouri; feature writer for the New York Daily News, 1939-1946; foreign correspondent for Time and Life, 1949-1957; free-lance writer, 1957-1976. Honors; Alabama Library Association, Alabama Authors Award, 1974. Died April 26, 1976.


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Addie Pray. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1971. (also published in 1972 as Paper Moon)

The Freeholder. New York; Morrow, 1949.

Glimpse of a Stranger. New York; Morrow, 1968.

India. Chicago; Time-Life, 1961.

Kings Go Forth. New York; Morrow, 1956.

Stars in My Crown. New York; Morrow, 1946.


Can Christianity Survive. Chicago; Time-Life, 1967.

The Hippies. Chicago; Time-Life, 1967.

Sex in the 60s. Chicago; Time-Life, 1967.