J. D. Ratcliff

“The Great Lone Wolf”

Free­lancer, mag­a­zine writer, sci­ence writer. Deceased.

John Drury Rat­cliff (1903–1973) was known as “the most suc­cess­ful free­lance mag­a­zine writer of his gen­er­a­tion.” Wrote for Read­er’s Digest, Time, Newsweek, etc. Joined NASW (Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Sci­ence Writ­ers) in 1945. Had ocean­front prop­er­ty on Martha’s Vine­yard. [tobaccodocuments.org/nysa_indexed/TI54203746.html”>NASW mem­oir]

Fea­tured in “Let Us Now Appraise Famous Writ­ers” by Jes­si­ca Mit­ford, The Atlantic July 1970.


Lega­cy: [amazonify]0425099709::text::::I Am Joe’s Body[/amazonify]

Lega­cy? Hilar­i­ous­ly ques­tioned in [amazonify]0879239697::text::::How to Do Things Right: The Rev­e­la­tions of a Fussy Man

Moral? Write what you must, and do it now.

First published on March 2nd, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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