Born: October 31, 1925, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: February 21, 2008 (aged 82), Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Lowell "Robin" Moore, Jr. was an American writer who is most
known for his books The Green Berets, The French Connection: A
True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy and,
with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy, The Happy Hooker: My Own
What do you know about Robin Moore? Take this quick quiz.
1. Moore also co-authored the lyrics for a song which was one of the
major hit songs of 1966. What was the song?
2. During World War II he served as a nose gunner in the U.S. Army
Air Corps, flying combat missions in the European Theater. True or
3. While working in the hotel business in the Caribbean, he recorded
the early days of Castro in the non-fiction book. What was the book? .
4. It was General William P. Yarborough who insisted that Moore go
through special forces training in order to better understand "what
makes Special Forces soldiers 'special'." He trained for nearly a
year, first at "jump school" for airborne training before
completing the Special Forces Qualification Course or "Q
Course". He the first civilian to participate in such an intensive
program. Moore was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group on
deployment to Vietnam. This became the basis for which of his books?
5. What book was the story follows the exhausting investigation of
New York City detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso as they attempt to
uncover the participants in the major drug deal.
6. Moore teamed with famed
prostitute Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy to write an account of
Hollander's exploits. It became one of the best-selling books worldwide
of the 1970s, and it, too, spawned a motion picture. What was the book?
7. Robin Moore died in Hopkinsville, Kentucky of throat cancer. True
8. Where is Robin Moore buried?