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date: 28 May 2020

Thompson, Jimlocked

(27 September 1906–07 April 1977)
  • Leonard Cassuto

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Thompson, Jim (27 September 1906–07 April 1977), writer, was born James Myers Thompson in Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory, the son of James S. Thompson, a county sheriff, and Birdie Myers Thompson. Jim Thompson grew up in rural poverty in Nebraska and Texas. He began drinking as a teenager, a prelude to a life of alcoholism....

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