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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 81,263 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Horace McCoy is the 2,587th most popular writer (down from 2,524th in 2019), the 3,354th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,228th in 2019) and the 303rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.71

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  • 2.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Horace McCoy ranks 2,587 out of 5,755Before him are Xu Zhimo, Polemon I of Pontus, Cornelis de Bruijn, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Benjamin Fondane, and Abu-l-'Atahiya. After him are Shūji Terayama, Petar Hektorović, August von Platen-Hallermünde, Béla Király, Đura Jakšić, and John Moschus.

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Among people born in 1897, Horace McCoy ranks 135Before him are Tan Malaka, Gaspar Cassadó, Ram Prasad Bismil, Edith Head, Marian Anderson, and Xu Zhimo. After him are Traicho Kostov, Lazare Ponticelli, Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, John Bagot Glubb, Natacha Rambova, and Lepke Buchalter. Among people deceased in 1955, Horace McCoy ranks 74Before him are Holger Nielsen, Emma Jung, Isak Samokovlija, Louis Lachenal, Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Carl Milles. After him are Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Theodor Innitzer, Lloyd Bacon, Louis Charles Breguet, and Emmett Till.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Horace McCoy ranks 3,354 out of 18,182Before him are Tiger Woods (1975), Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Jeff Chandler (1918), Bobby Brown (1969), David Stern (1942), and Walter Koenig (1936). After him are Clarence Clemons (1942), Jean Hagen (1923), Rosemary Clooney (1928), George Washington Carver (1864), Sonny Landham (1941), and Barbara Kruger (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Horace McCoy ranks 303Before him are Eric Roth (1945), Lawrence Block (1938), Budd Schulberg (1914), Shere Hite (1942), Harlan Ellison (1934), and Harold Robbins (1916). After him are Gregory Corso (1930), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), Lois Lowry (1937), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), and Elmore Leonard (1925).