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Richard David Bach

Born: 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bach was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Richard David Bach on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

50 prosperity classics :
ISBN: 9781857885040 OCLC: 232950903

Nicholas Brealey Pub., London ; 2008.

A gift of wings /
ISBN: 0440204321 OCLC: 2828311

Air ferrets aloft /
ISBN: 0743227530 OCLC: 48817296

Scribner, New York : ©2002.

The story of Stormy Ferret traces her turbulent mission from Seattle to Salinas flying her FDC-4 SkyFreighter through the roughest flight in the history of airway Victor 23, during which she survives through the intervention of ferret angels.

Best gay romance 2009
ISBN: 9781573443364 OCLC: 245564644

Cleis, San Francisco, Calif. : ©2008.

Biplane /
ISBN: 044020657X OCLC: 21983457

Dell, New York : 1990, ©1966.

Curious lives :
ISBN: 1571744576 OCLC: 60881786

Hampton Roads Pub., Charlottesville, VA : ©2005.

A collection of five novels featuring ferret protagonists, these are tales about courage, sacrifice, heroism, creativity, and finding what matters most in life.

Flying :
ISBN: 0743247477 OCLC: 51518459

Scribner Classics, New York : 2003.

  Illusions :
ISBN: 0385285019 OCLC: 2870699

Delacorte Press, [New York] : ©1977.

"There was a master come unto the earth, born in the holy land of Indiana, raised in the mystical hills east of Fort Wayne ... and he smiled upon the multitudes and said pleasantly unto them, 'I quit.'"

  Jonathan Livingston Seagull
ISBN: 1415734887 OCLC: 156824516

Paramount Home Entertainment, Hollywood, Calif. : [2007]

Jonathan is a seagull who shows an intense and extraordinary passion for flight, learning everything he possibly can about flying. But his lofty goal--and an unwillingness to conform--results in his expulsion from his flock. Undaunted, he continues to soar onward in his quest--one that leads him to envision another world--one of love, understanding, achievement, hope and individuality.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull :
ISBN: 0380012863 OCLC: 6158608

Avon, New York : 1973, ©1970.

Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

Messiah's handbook :
ISBN: 1571744215 OCLC: 55487430

Hampton Roads Pub., Charlottesville, VA : ©2004.

The "lost" collection of aphorisms referred to in the author's book "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah"; emphasizes believing in one's dreams and being true to oneself without compromise.

Nothing by chance :
ISBN: 0440206561 OCLC: 21997717

Dell, New York : 1990.

One :
ISBN: 044020562X OCLC: 20672897

Dell Pub., New York : 1989, ©1988.

In a timeless, spaceless realm, the author and his wife encounter alternate selves, the course of their fates is altered, and they are taught the true meaning of love and compassion.

Out of my mind :
ISBN: 0385334907 OCLC: 45156775

Delta, New York, N.Y. : 2000.

A pilot discovers a parallel world of aviation where the dreams of fliers come true. Also, people practice equal opportunity of the sexes and animals are treated with respect. A New Age fantasy.

Rancher ferrets on the range /
ISBN: 0743227557 OCLC: 50696571

Scribner, New York : 2003.

Remembering their love for one another, movie star Cheyenne Jasmine Ferret and rancher Montgomery Ferret meet again years later and discover the importance of following a personal calling in order to achieve happiness.

Rescue ferrets at sea /
ISBN: 0743227506 OCLC: 48817291

Scribner, New York : ©2002.

Follows the tale of Bethany Ferret, a kit from humble beginnings who joined the Ferret Rescue Service and rose to command the rescue boat Resolute before embarking on adventures to rescue animals aboard distressed human ships.

Running from safety :
ISBN: 0385315287 OCLC: 33438221

Delta, New York : 1995, ©1994.

Stranger to the ground /
ISBN: 0440206588 OCLC: 21479801

Dell, New York, NY : [1990]

The bridge across forever :
ISBN: 0440108268 OCLC: 13161185

Dell, New York : 1986, ©1984.

The last war :
ISBN: 0743227565 OCLC: 52341486

Scribner, New York : 2003.

Relentless investigator ferrets Shamrock and Burrows seek out an object that has the ability to change the future and may enable modern ferrets to contact the ancient and secret home planet from which they came.

There's no such place as far away /
ISBN: 0385319274 OCLC: 38367172

Delta Trade Paperbacks, New York : 1998, ©1990.

A hummingbird begins a journey to learn about friendship, love, growing up, and other aspects of life.

Writer ferrets :
ISBN: 0743227549 OCLC: 50064857

Scribner, New York : ©2002.

Bach returns to the highly successful terrain the put "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" on top of "The New York Times" bestseller list for almost two years. Like "Jonathan, The Ferret Chronicles" blend adventure, philosophy, fantasy, and spirituality, introducing readers to a parallel universe filled with courageous, questing animals pursuing typically human challenges and dreams.