Horace McCoy

1897 - 1955

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Horace Stanley McCoy (April 14, 1897 – December 15, 1955) was an American writer whose mostly hardboiled stories took place during the Great Depression. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horace McCoy has received more than 66,281 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Horace McCoy is the 2,526th most popular writer (up from 2,527th in 2019), the 3,229th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,038th in 2019) and the 295th most popular American Writer.

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.46

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  • 2.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Horace McCoy ranks 2,526 out of 5,794Before him are Edward FitzGerald, Henri Meilhac, Armin T. Wegner, Mohammed Hussein Heikal, Ryōkan, and Marjorie Boulton. After him are M. Karunanidhi, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, C. S. Forester, Jean Rhys, Mary Astell, and Kuvempu.

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Among people born in 1897, Horace McCoy ranks 130Before him are Jesse Douglas, Elisabeth Bergner, Alberto Cavalcanti, Eric Knight, Traicho Kostov, and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. After him are Paul Gallico, Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg, August Heissmeyer, Louis Réard, Bud Abbott, and Georgios Grivas. Among people deceased in 1955, Horace McCoy ranks 69Before him are Erich Brandenberger, Holger Nielsen, Louis Lachenal, Konstantin Hierl, Edward Kasner, and Theodor Innitzer. After him are Emmett Till, Ona Munson, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Lin Huiyin, Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark, and Louis Charles Breguet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Horace McCoy ranks 3,229 out of 15,968Before him are Alexander Vandegrift (1887), Allen Garfield (1939), Reuben Fine (1914), Mancur Olson (1932), Kenny G (1956), and Larry Clark (1943). After him are Fernando J. Corbató (1926), Coolio (1963), Cheech Marin (1946), Charles J. Guiteau (1841), Steve Gadd (1945), and Jensen Ackles (1978).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Horace McCoy ranks 295Before him are Richard Ford (1944), Terence McKenna (1946), Booker T. Washington (1856), Adrienne Rich (1929), Erica Jong (1942), and Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892). After him are Herman Wouk (1915), Carl Bernstein (1944), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Paul Goodman (1911), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), and Andrea Dworkin (1946).