Erskine Caldwell
Date of Birth
Dec 17, 1903
Birth Place:
White Oak, Coweta County, Georgia


Few writers were more respected and maligned in their own time than Erskine Caldwell. Renowned as the author of Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre, both of which were among the early huge sellers in the new and burgeoning field of paperback books in the 1940s, he was also reviled in many circles for those same books and their risqué content. Born a minister's son in the Deep South, Caldwell was...