Thomas Boyd


Lost Author of the “Lost Generation”

by Brian Bruce

Pages: 167; Size: 6″ x 9″
Series: Ohio History and Culture

SKU: 978-1-931968-33-1 Category: Tag:


Mentored by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis and published under the renowned Scribner editor Maxwell Perkins, Thomas Boyd attained only modest success as a novelist and biographer. He is known most widely for his World War I novel Through the Wheat, which critics, praising its realistic depiction of war and battle, compared to The Red Badge of Courage. How does a writer like Boyd, with his prominent literary friends, political ideals, professional aspirations, complicated personal life, and early death, fall so easily into obscurity? In this first full biography of Thomas Boyd, Brian Bruce explores the events of Boyd’s life and rescues him from the realm of insignificance.

About the author

Brian Bruce

Brian Bruce is currently teaching US History and Government at Friendswood High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s in history from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Prior to this book, he has published multiple articles on the life of Thomas Boyd.

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Jacketed Hardcover


Ohio History and Culture


Brian Bruce

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