Burroughs, Edgar Rice
- George T. McWhorter
Burroughs, Edgar Rice (01 September 1875–19 March 1950), author, was born in Chicago, the fifth of six sons of businessman George Tyler Burroughs and Mary Evaline Zieger. He was the creator of Tarzan, a unique icon of twentieth-century literature whose name is recognized around the world. Burroughs’s early struggles against poverty and failure and his ultimate celebrity have been cited as the quintessential American success story....