Harold Lamb

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Alpine, New Jersey, USA
American writer and novelist Harold Lamb was born in Alpine, NJ, in 1892. From birth he had problems with his eyes, nose and throat, making it difficult for him to see, smell and speak, and it wasn't until he was in his 20s that he was "fully functional", though he remained uncomfortable among groups of people, or even in crowds, for the rest of his life.

He attended New York's Columbia University, and largely because of his physical problems he spent much of his off-time in the university library. Read more...