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Douglas Preston

Author of Relic

Includes the names: Douglas Preston, Preston Douglas C, Дъглас Престън

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Douglas Jerome Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English at Princeton University. He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his titles Two Graves and Crimson Shores which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child, and his titles White Fire, The Lost Island Blue Labyrinth and The Lost City of the Monkey God. (Bowker Author Biography)
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DO NOT COMBINE THIS PAGE WITH ANY JOINT PAGES OF DOUGLAS PRESTON AND LINCOLN CHILD Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are two different people, who have written books collaboratively and separately. Their author pages should not be combined with each other, or with any of the variants using both their names. Please see "Who Should/Shouldn't Get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.

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The Wheel Of Darkness 2,833 copies, 68 reviews
Dance of Death 2,819 copies, 57 reviews
Still Life with Crows 2,794 copies, 75 reviews
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Cemetery Dance 2,142 copies, 77 reviews
Thunderhead 2,043 copies, 40 reviews
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Tyrannosaur Canyon 1,901 copies, 52 reviews
The Ice Limit 1,791 copies, 35 reviews
Mount Dragon 1,593 copies, 16 reviews
Blasphemy 1,502 copies, 48 reviews
Cold Vengeance 1,392 copies, 67 reviews
Two Graves 1,328 copies, 60 reviews
Gideon's Sword 1,236 copies, 85 reviews
White Fire 1,203 copies, 75 reviews
Impact 1,201 copies, 47 reviews
Blue Labyrinth 1,028 copies, 70 reviews
Crimson Shore 908 copies, 51 reviews
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The Obsidian Chamber 717 copies, 43 reviews
City of Endless Night 685 copies, 39 reviews
The Lost Island 673 copies, 28 reviews
Verses for the Dead 537 copies, 26 reviews
Old Bones (Author) 531 copies, 41 reviews
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Crooked River 408 copies, 24 reviews
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Douglas Preston is the author of thirty-five books, both fiction and nonfiction, twenty-two of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with several reaching the number 1 position. He has worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. His first novel, RELIC, co-authored with Lincoln Child, was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures, which launched the famed Pendergast series of novels. His recent nonfiction book, THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, is also in production as a film. His latest book, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, tells the true story of the discovery of a prehistoric city in an unexplored valley deep in the Honduran jungle. In addition to books, Preston writes about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. He is past co-president of International Thriller Writers and serves on the board of the Authors Guild. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards in the US and Europe, including an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Pomona College.
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DO NOT COMBINE THIS PAGE WITH ANY JOINT PAGES OF DOUGLAS PRESTON AND LINCOLN CHILD Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are two different people, who have written books collaboratively and separately. Their author pages should not be combined with each other, or with any of the variants using both their names. Please see "Who Should/Shouldn't Get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.

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