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Kenneth Roberts (I) (1885–1957)

American novelist Kenneth Roberts was born in Kennebunk, Maine, in 1885. He received his higher education at Cornell University, from which he graduated in 1908. From 1907-18 he was on the staff of the "Boston Post" newspaper, first as a columnist and then, when his column proved extremely popular, he was given his own page. In 1918 he joined the ... See full bio »

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Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage
Captain Caution
Frontier Rangers


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 1961 Fury River (novel "Northwest Passage")
 1960 Mission of Danger (novel "Northwest Passage")
 1959 Frontier Rangers (novel)
  Northwest Passage (TV Series) (novel - 23 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Killers (1959) ... (novel)
- Trial by Fire (1959) ... (novel)
- The Deserter (1959) ... (novel)
- Stab in the Back (1959) ... (novel)
- The Witch (1959) ... (novel)
 1952 Lydia Bailey (novel "Lydia Bailey")
 1940 Captain Caution (novel "Captain Caution")
 1940 Northwest Passage (based on the novel by)
 1918 The Shell Game (story "Good Will and Almond Shells" - as Kenneth L. Roberts)

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Book (w/Booth Tarkington and Hugh McNair Kahler): "Collector's What-Not". See more »

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Kenneth L. Roberts

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American writer of meticulously-researched historical novels covering the American colonial and revolutionary period. He is best known for "North West Passage" (1937) and "Lydia Bailey" (1947).

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