The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac
of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.
October 23, 2009
Oct. 23, 1939
Zane Grey is famous as the writer of many many books recounting wild west adventures. He died on October 23, 1939. Grey was not just a writer but the type of guy who really could have lived the adventures he described. (He went to college on a baseball scholarship.) His writing brought him fame and wealth. Which is a good thing because he had cats to support. At one time he had nineteen Persian cats, for instance, at his home in Lackawaken.