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Carl Glick (1890 - 1971) was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, and was educated at Northwestern University. He supported himself at university by writing scenarios for the movies, and after leaving, worked as an actor in repertory. He went on to direct at regional theatres until the supply of work ran dry, when he moved to New York. He was described as “a man of diverse talents” by the author of his biographical sketch at the University of Iowa library. He wrote plays, short stories, a Treasury of Masonic Thought, works on the Chinese in America, and became a professor at the Universities of Colorado, New York and California Western University amongst others.

Amidst all this, he found time to write two children’s horse books with A E O’Banion: the Mickey stories.

Finding the books: both are easy to find.

Links and sources

Carl Glick’s papers are at the University of Iowa library

A photograph of Carl Glick

Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography - Terri Wear

Mickey, the Horse That Volunteered

McGraw Hill, New York, 1945, 62 pp, illus Bill Crawford

Kirkus review

Mickey was a real horse: he volunteered for the Troop A of the US Cavalry when Indians in Arizona
were on the warpath. Mickey wasn’t much like the usual elegant cavalry horse. A scrawny strawberry
roan, he may not have had looks, but he did have courage. When the bugle blew, Mickey wanted to
be in the front line.

Bibliography - horse books only

Mickey Wins His Feathers

McGraw Hill, New York, 1948, 63 pp, illus Bill Crawford

This is the sequel to Mickey the Horse That Volunteered, and is taken from a story told by
Captain Ansel O'Banion, who knew Mickey in the Philippines

Carl Glick