Richard David Bach

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General Information

Name: Richard David Bach

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois

Website: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Bach was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard David Bach is an American writer. He is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The book contained fewer than 10,000 words, yet it broke all hardcover sales records since Gone with the Wind. It sold more than 1,000,000 copies in 1972 alone. In 1973, the book was turned into a movie, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation. The movie included a soundtrack by Neil Diamond.

Published Works

  • Stranger to the Ground , Dell , 1963
  • Nothing by Chance , Dell, 1969
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull , Macmillan, 1970
  • A Gift of Wings , Dell, 1974
  • There's No Such Place As Far Away , Delta, 1976
  • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Dell, 1977
  • The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story , Dell, 1984
  • One , Dell, 1988
  • Running from Safety , Delta, 1995
  • Out of My Mind, Delta, 2000
  • Air Ferrets Aloft, Scribner, 2002
  • Rescue Ferrets at Sea, Scribner, 2002
  • Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse, Scribner, 2002
  • Rancher Ferrets on the Range, Scribner, 2003
  • The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed, Scribner, 2003
  • Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles, Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2005
  • Flying: The Aviation Trilogy, Scribner, 2003
  • Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul, Hampton Roads Publishing, 2004

Titles at Your Library


ISBN: 044020657X
Release Date: 1990-05-01

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Nothing by Chance

ISBN: 0440206561
Release Date: 1990-06-05

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A Gift of Wings

ISBN: 0440204321
Release Date: 1989-10-02

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There's No Such Place as Far Away

ISBN: 0385319274
Release Date: 1998-01-12

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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

ISBN: 0385285019
Release Date: 1977-03-15

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ISBN: 044020562X
Release Date: 1989-10-02

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Running from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit

ISBN: 0385315287
Release Date: 1995-11-01

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Rescue Ferrets at Sea (Ferret Chronicles, No. 1)

ISBN: 0743227506
Release Date: 2002-06-18

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The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed (Ferret Chronicles)

ISBN: 0743227565
Release Date: 2003-10-07

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Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles

ISBN: 1571744576
Release Date: 2005-09-27

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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