Richard McKenna

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Richard Milton McKenna (May 9, 1913 – November 1, 1964) was an American sailor and novelist. He was best known for his historical novel The Sand Pebbles, which tells the story of an American sailor serving aboard a gunboat on the Chinese Yangtze River in 1925.

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Richard McKenna
Born(1913-05-09)May 9, 1913
Mountain Home, Idaho, US
DiedNovember 1, 1964(1964-11-01) (aged 51)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US
OccupationSailor, writer (novelist)
GenreHistorical fiction