Jennings, John, 1906-1973

Jennings, John, 1906-1973



  • Existence: 1906 - 1973


John Edward Jennings was born in 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied engineering and literature at Columbia University. In World War II he served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy and was the head of the US Naval Aviation History Unit. Jennings first novel "Next to Valour" was published in 1939 and became a best-seller. Other publications include "The Salem Frigate" (1946), "The Sea Eagles" (1950), "Chronicle of the Calypso" (1955) and "Banners Against the Wind" (1954). Jennings died in 1973.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Next to Valour" typescript

Identifier: MS-304
Date(s): 1939

"Next to Valour." The collection contains the typescript with handwritten corrections of the novel about the French and Indian war by John Jennings, published in 1939 as well as two letters from Jennings to Harold G. Rugg, relating to the gift of the manuscript.