Ray Douglas Bradbury, the author of "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" and many other stories, was borned in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22, 1920.
He was the Third son, in the family created by Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg.
The bradbury family moved many times from Waukegan, but finally in 1934 they arrived to Los Angeles, were they stay definitely.
Since Ray was young, he was interested in literature, as he loved to read and write, but economic reasons didn´t let him to go to the university, so he started selling news papers on Los angeles corners as a way to survive. Bradbury spent his nights in the library and between this activities he devoted to his typewriter.
Later he wanted to do somethin with his life, and most important, something that makes him happy, so he started to write short sotries for newspapers, magazines and more, using his old writing machine.
Most of his works are of Sciene fiction and Fantasy. And in this big group of novels, stories and more, he had become a very famous and important writer, essayest, playwright, screenwriter, lecturer and poet, making him the winner of many awards during his career.