Robert Lewis Taylor

Robert Lewis Taylor was an American author and journalist. He is best known for his biographical novels and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1959 for his book 'The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters'. Taylor's work often blended humor with historical detail, and he wrote for several prominent magazines, including 'The New Yorker'. His other notable works include 'W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes' and 'Vessels of Wrath: The Life and Times of Carry Nation'.


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  1. 1. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

    "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters" is a historical fiction novel that follows the journey of a 14-year-old boy and his father as they join a wagon train heading for California during the Gold Rush in 1849. The narrative is filled with humor and adventure, as the pair encounter a variety of colorful characters and dangerous situations along the way. The boy's father is a doctor with a penchant for gambling, which often lands them in trouble, but also provides opportunities for the young protagonist to grow and learn about life, human nature, and himself.

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