James Grady was born on April 30, 1949, in Shelby, Montana. He graduated from The University of Montana School of Journalism in 1974. James Grady sold his first novel, Six Days of the Condor, at age twenty-four, which was made into the motion picture, “Three Days of the Condor,” in 1975. In the summer of 1973, he received a Fellowship to work on the staff of United States Senator Lee Metcalf of Montana. He wrote the novel, Shadow of the Condor, while working for Metcalf. He subsequently worked as an investigative reporter under syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. He has published numerous novels and short stories and has written feature scripts for Hollywood studios. His books include Shadow of the Condor, The Great Pebble Affair, Catch the Wind, and many others. Today, Grady lives near Washington, D.C.
The collection includes manuscripts, publisher’s galleys, and books for Six Days of the Condor, Shadow of the Condor, and The Great Pebble Affair. The collection also contains manuscripts for a short story, a movie treatment, and an unpublished manuscript of an historical novel, “Tumbling Dice.” A self-published work, “Radical Daze,” is a memoir about Grady’s student days at The University of Montana during the height of campus anti-Vietnam War activism, 1966-1972. The collection contains published versions of Grady’s short stories and copies of his books in English and foreign languages.
Restrictions on Access :
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana--Missoula.Restrictions on Use :
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright status unknown.Preferred Citation :
[Name of document or photograph number], James Grady Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.
Materials have been arranged by publication or work and then chronologically.
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