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writes: “He took part in eight Pacific invasions, earning several battle stars. During the long months at sea, he began to write. His first novel, “Aurora Dawn,” came out in 1947 and it was an immediate success. It was followed by “City Boy” (1948), a semi-autobiographical story of a Bronx boy.” For more, go [here] and [here] and [here] and [here] and [here].
Source: U.S. Library of Congress