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The Leather Pushers. PUTNAM. 1921.
H. C. Witwer is the author of 300 short stories and articles contributed to "The Saturday Evening Post", "Collier's", "Cosmopolitan", "The American Magazine", and "McClure's". Mr. Witwer was born in Athens, Pennsylvania, in 1890. He was graduated from St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia in 1906. His career has been varied. He began as an errand boy in a butcher shop, acted as a bellboy, was manager for various prize fighters, and reporter on the St. Cloud "Tribune", the New York "American", the Brooklyn "Eagle", the Elizabeth "Times", the New York "Mail", the Atlanta "Georgian", the Newark "News", and the New York "Sun". In 1917 he was war correspondent for "Collier's Weekly" and has recently contributed his short stories almost exclusively to that periodical. He is living in Los Angeles, California, and has had sixty motion pictures produced.
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