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Irving Stone was born Irving Tenenbaum in San Francisco, California on July 14, 1903. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1923 and a master's degree from the University of Southern California in 1924. He was known for his historically accurate fictionalized biographies. His first book, Lust for Life, was published in 1934. His other works include Clarence Darrow for the Defense, They Also Ran, Immortal Wife, President's Lady, Love Is Eternal, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Passions of the Mind, and The Origin. He won a Western Spur Award for Men to Match My Mountains. He died on August 26, 1989 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo… (more)
Lust for Life 1,927 copies, 31 reviews
Love Is Eternal 414 copies, 5 reviews
Clarence Darrow for the Defense 323 copies, 6 reviews
Jack London, Sailor on Horseback 221 copies, 5 reviews
Adversary in the House 55 copies, 1 review
Irving Stone: 3 Complete Novels 31 copies, 2 reviews
The Aspirin Age, 1919-1941 (Contributor) 129 copies, 4 reviews
From Mycenae to Homer (some editions) 52 copies
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Stone, Irving (14 July 1903–26 August 1989), author, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Tannenbaum (sometimes spelled Tennenbaum), a store clerk, and Pauline Rosenberg. His parents divorced when he was seven, and by his senior year in high school his mother had remarried. Stone legally changed his surname to that of his stepfather.

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