Taps for Private Tussie, by F.R. Gruger
Taps for Private Tussie (novel by Jesse Stuart)

Frederic Gruger was an American illustrator for books and pulp magazines, born in Philadelphia. He mainly worked for the Saturday Evening Post. Gruger lef the Post in 1940 and was subsequently one of the illustrators of novels adaptations, that King Features distributed to newspapers in cooperation with the Book-of-the-Month Club in the 1940s.

The Lost Weekend by FR Gruger
The Lost Weekend (novel by Charles Jackson)

Gruger illustrated among others adaptations of Jesse Stuart's 'Taps For Private Tussie' (1943) and Irving Stone's 'Immortal Wife (1944). He retired from illustration and turned to teaching at the Pratt Institute in 1946.

Taps for Private Tussie, by F.R. Gruger
Taps for Private Tussie (novel by Jesse Stuart)

Wake of the Red Witch by FR Gruger
Wake of the Red Witch (Canadian edition, novel by Garland Roark)

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