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An American author of fiction for adults and children, he is most famous for his 1980 historical novel, Aztec. His other works include The Journeyer (1984) and Raptor (1992).
He graduated from Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. He published his first novel, The Terrible Teague Bunch, in 1975.
To prepare to write his circus-themed 1987 work, Spangle, he traveled with nine circus troupes.
How did Gary Jennings die?
Gary Jennings' death was caused by congestive heart failure.
Gary Jennings, a prolific writer whose books included the best-sellingbest-sellingA bestseller is a book or other media noted for its top selling status, with bestseller lists published by newspapers, magazines, and book store chains. Some lists are broken down into classifications and specialties (novel, nonfiction book, cookbook, etc.).https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › BestsellerBestseller – Wikipedia novel ”Aztec,” about the Aztec war against the Spanish conquistadors, died on Saturday at his home in Pompton Lakes, N.J. He was 70. The cause was heart failure, said his brother, Hiram.
|Cause of death||Congestive Heart Failure|
|Age of death||70 years|
|Birthday||September 20, 1928|
|Death date||February 13, 1999|
|Place of death||Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I write novels, mostly historical ones, and I try hard to keep them accurate as to historical facts, milieu and flavor."Gary Jennings
"I could list hundreds of words I've come up against in the course of my work that did not exist in the era of which I was writing and for which I never could find a suitably old-time, archaic or obsolete substitute."Gary Jennings
"I learned to interpret the ancient pictograph codices and read Nahuatl, the Aztec language."Gary Jennings
"I contend, most seriously, that there is a real need for a good, thick, complete-as-possible dictionary of 'What People Used to Call Things.'"Gary Jennings
"I starved and slept on park benches. I wrapped myself in the pages of my manuscript to keep warm. For two and a half years I took odd jobs; nothing was going to deter me."Gary Jennings