These are some links which you might find useful. As I find others, I will
add them. But there are very few resources on the Web about Paul Gallico - that
is one of the reasons I did this site!
Other Web Sites about Paul Gallico
- A good article on Answers.com about Paul Gallico, including a short biography
and a discussion of his styles and themes.
- The Writing Style of Paul Gallico
- An interesting article, written as part of a Philosophy of Sport
course, discussing Paul Gallico's style of sports writing, and comparing it
with other famous writers.
Second hand books
- probably the best source of second-hand books on the Internet - my personal
favourite. I have added a link to ABE to all the book pages to allow a
single-click search. (This site is affiliated to abebooks.co.uk, and I earn a
small percentage if you buy books via these links.)
- used to run ABE a very close second - but it is now just an offshoot of
Amazon, and I only use it as a last resort.
- also a superb source of second hand books - but generally a bit more pricy
than the other two, as they buy the books, add a markup and sell them on to
- ebay or
- always worth a try. They have a fair-sized collection of second hand books,
and they normally have a few by Gallico. (There's always their offshoot,
half.com, as well.)
QXL is not in the same class
- I have never once found a Gallico book for sale there.
- ...and then finally there is
- a very useful front end to all the above, and a few more besides - and
it'll also check whether the book is available new too! (Though the last bit is
Films and TV programs
- The Internet Movie Database
- if you can't find out about a film here, it probably can't be found
- The Poseidon
- what a phenomenal tribute!
Poseidon Adventure Fan Club
- The official fan club site - and another excellent resource for all things
- The Clock
- The Zoo Gang
Articles and Sports Writing by Paul Gallico
Tunney - Then and Now
- Behind the
- both articles are from Liberty Magazine. They were published around 1930,
and are both about Gene Tunney and professional boxing in general.
- Farewell to the Babe
- an admiration of Babe Didrikson - probably the greatest female athlete
Francis of Assisi
- a discussion of what the Saint meant to Gallico; "a groping for an
expression of some of those qualities in him that have touched me deeply in
recent years". It is not clear when and where this was originally written.
Other miscellaneous links
- a fascinating place, with reviews of thousands of books, and a search
engine which helps you find books by asking you about the sort of books you
like. It has a section with a few
Gallico books reviewed. I may add some more...
- a forum for people who love reading.
- The Literature of Stan
- My other "Literature of..." site.
- Creative Americans by Carl Van Vechten
- in the Library of Congress. Includes a portrait of
Paul Gallico, which was also used as the frontispiece to
Farewell to Sport.
Go To War
- A very interesting site about the Armed Services Editions in World War 2.
Two of Gallico's books (Farewell to Sport and
Adventures of Hiram Holliday) were reprinted
by the Armed Services Editions; one other (Selected
Stories) is only available in this format.
Music inspired by The Snow Goose
- by the Seventies rock band
- Lou Gehrig
- 20th Century American Bestsellers Database
- A fantastic resource, put together by John Unsworth, an English lecturer at
the University of Illinois (previously at the University of Virginia), with
help from his students. This is a wonderful example of how the Internet should
- Tom Napper and Tom
- A talented pair of folk musicians; Tom Bliss has written a song about
The Snow Goose.
- Snow Goose
- specialising in limited edition prints - the name was chosen for
The Snow Goose.
- A neat, free, program for checking links, which works extremely well!
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