A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Bird, Robert Montgomery

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Bird, Robert Montgomery (1803-1854). -- Novelist, an American physician, wrote three tragedies, The Gladiator, Oraloosa, and The Broker of Bogota, and several novels, including Calavar, The Infidel, The Hawks of Hawk Hollow, Peter Pilgrim, and Nick of the Woods, in the first two of which he gives graphic and accurate details and descriptions of Mexican history.