Glendon Swarthout wrote sixteen novels, many of which were bestsellers and were made into films, among them Seventh Cavalry, They Came to Cordura, Where the Boys Are, Bless the Beasts & Children, and A Christmas to Remember. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and won a number of other awards, including the Western Writers Award for Lifetime Achievement. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Back in the 60's when student leaders had as one of their standard chants "Don't Trust Anybody Over 30", they were specifically refereing to English teachers who, trying to relive... Read morePublished on June 17 2003 by Cambel
I'm sick of the whining about the flashbacks. They are put in italics, for crying out loud! Is that so difficult to comprehend? Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2001 by Chris Hughes
I read this book for a class at my high school, and as soon as I read the introduction, I knew it would be interesting and a good book to read. Read morePublished on March 15 2001 by BJ Sullivan
"Bless the Beasts and Children" is a very good book. It is very well written. As soon as you read the well-constructed introduction as well as the first page, you'll be... Read morePublished on March 10 2001 by Lakielya Dunlap
This book was amazing. I believe it is extremely helpful for teens discovering themselves, where they fit in in the world, and how their own past has effected them. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2001
I read the book in English class and it was very pointless. I did not like the plot of the story or the setting. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2000 by "24machete"
Swarthout's prose is unconventional, but effective in telling the story of several teenage boys who have difficulty adjusting when they are removed from their dysfunctional home... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2000 by Kelley Hunt