A twentieth-century American writer, he is most widely known for his novel, The Moves of Jaimie McPheeters. The task is set through the California Platinum Rush and targets a fourteen-year-old young man and his dad. Early in his profession, he published for THE BRAND NEW Yorker publication. He received the 1959 Pulitzer Reward for Fiction. He was created in Illinois. He wedded Judith Martin in 1945. He published a biography of Winston Churchill.