Peter Burchard (March 1, 1921 - ) is an author, free-lance designer, and illustrator. He wrote the book One Gallant Rush, upon which the movie Glory was based.

World War II[edit | edit source]

Burchard served on convoys in the North Atlantic during World War II. During this time, his drawings were published by Yank magazine.[1]

Books[edit | edit source]

Burchard primarily wrote children's books about slavery, abolitionism, and the American Civil War. His works include:[1]

Adult[edit | edit source]

Juvenile[edit | edit source]

  • Balloons: From Paper Bags to Skyhooks
  • Jed
  • North by Night
  • Stranded
  • Bimby
  • Chito
  • Pioneers of Flight
  • Rat Hell
  • Frederick Douglass

Honors[edit | edit source]

Burchard became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1966.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Burchard, Peter (1971). Rat Hell. New York: Coward, McCainn & Geoghegan. ISBN 698-20016-7. 


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