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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John C. Driscoll is a graduate of Gilchrist High School who, while reading Faulkner’s Light In August during his freshman year at the University of Oregon, first conceived the idea of writing Gilchrist’s history.    The book began as an article which was published by The Oregon Historical Quarterly.  The early days of the book’s writing were on a ship in the Persian Gulf.  The later days of the book’s writing were also in the Middle East, in Oman not far from its border with Yemen.  The author resides in Central Oregon.