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Leslie Elson Waller

Born: 1923 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: Patrick Mann; C.S. Cody

Connection to Illinois: Waller the son of Ukrainian immigrants and was born in Chicago, Illinois. He suffered from amblyopia and poliomyelitis as a child, but graduated from Hyde Park High School by the age of 16.

Biography: Waller was interested in writing from an early age, and became a police reporter before he went to Wilson Junior College. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and continued to write, never leaving the US while enlisted. After World War II, he attended the University of Chicago and earned his M.A. from Columbia University. His first published novel under his own name was Three Day Pass. Before that, he published Lie Like a Lady under the pseudonym C.S. Cody. During his lifetime he lived in Calabria, Italy, London and Naples, Florida. In addition to his writing for adults he authored a children's series, Books to begin on.Three of Waller's books have been adapted into films. A Change in the Wind was filmed by GSF Productions in 1972. Dog Day Afternoon , featuring Al Pacino, was released by Warner Bros. in 1975 and was nominated for a number of Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Picture. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced Hide in Plain Sight in 1980.Leslie Waller was also a writer for the 1981 television series 'Falcon Crest'.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children

Leslie Elson Waller on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Blood and dreams /
ISBN: 0515064262 OCLC: 8466722

Jove, New York : 1982, ©1980.

ISBN: 0030724759 OCLC: 76767

Holt, Rinehart and Winston New York, [1969]

A simple history of clothing from primitive times to the mid-twentieth century emphasizing changes in style and manufacture.

  Comeback /
ISBN: 072785240X OCLC: 38099718

Severn House, London ; 1997.

  Gameplan /
ISBN: 055324244X OCLC: 10770738

Bantam Books, New York, N.Y. : 1984, ©1983.

  Hide in plain sight :
ISBN: 0440036666 OCLC: 2121667

Delacorte Press, New York : ©1976.