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Louis Falstein

Louis Falstein, Ukrainian author. Decorated Purple Heart, Air medal with three clusters. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Authors League American.

Background

  • Falstein, Louis was born on May 1, 1909 in Ukraine. Came to United States, 1925, naturalized, 1936. Son of Joseph and Bessie (Kammerman) Falstein.

  • Education

    • Student, Lewis Institute, Chicago, 1932. Student, New York University, 1948.

    Career

    • Teacher novel workshops New York University, 1949-1950. Teacher short story writing College City New York, 1956.

    Works

    • Face of a Hero
    • A rediscovered novel of World War II air combat that predates Catch-22 by a decade.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Authors League American.

    Connections

    • Married Shirley Gesser, April 9, 1949. Children– Jessica, Joshua.
    • father: Joseph Falstein
    • mother: Bessie (Kammerman) Falstein
    • spouse: Shirley Gesser
    • children: Jessica Falstein
    • Joshua Falstein
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    Born March 1, 1909
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    • 1932
      Lewis Institute
    • 1948
      New York University
    • 1949 - 1950
      Teacher, novel workshops New York University
    • 1956
      teacher, short story writing College City New York

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