Articles Written by Frank H. Spearman
They Must Not Get Away With It: This article concerns the Spanish Civil War (1936 –1939). Spearman comments on the negative press generated by American journalists toward the Catholic faith. He argues that American society is impressionable to mass communication and tabloids.
Will Power Versus Lust: In this article, Frank Hamilton Spearman discusses the issues of sex and will power. He examines the masculine attitude toward fidelity and sexual desire. Spearman reflects that a man who controls his sexual desires is recognized as the ultimate hero.
The Road to Sodom: Spearman discusses social issues concerning American society. Among the issues are artificial birth control, the modern woman, and adultery. He claims that as long as these issues exist they will interfere with a life founded on Christian principles.
Plain Thoughts On The Judiciary Issue: In this article, Frank Hamilton Spearman brings to light political issues concerning religious freedom. President Franklin D. Roosevelt is petitioning to increase the number of U.S. Supreme Court Judges. He conveys a serious interest toward the American Catholic minority, which is alarming the U.S. Congress. Spearman explains that including Catholic minorities in the U.S. Supreme Court is not a problem. This branch of the U.S. government makes decisions independently from all political parties and congress. Most significantly, Spearman reflects on how these public issues may affect Catholic Americans.
Modern Marriage Its Problems: Spearman discusses divorce as an issue affecting modern marriage in the 1920s. He explains that divorce is corrupting the sanctity of marriage. He stresses that modern marriage is taken lightly by American society.
Frank H. Spearman as Subject
A Visit to the Home of a Catholic Novelist: In this interview, Spearman is affirmed to be a private man, content to live a quiet life on his estate. A devoted Catholic, Spearman’s religious beliefs were a significant influence on his professional and personal life.
Noted Author of LA Writes New Novel: In this interview, Spearman’s latest western novel, Selwood of Sleepy Cat, is revealed to be unlike any of his previously published works of literature. For instance, the hero is a gambler, making him an unconventional protagonist for a western novel. According to Jim Tully, Selwood of Sleepy Cat is the best western novel created by Frank Hamilton Spearman.
Noted Author Tells How He Wrote Most Successful Book: Spearman reminisces about his journey in discovering the model for his character, Whispering Smith, and the influence of railroad lines in his writing. He further explains his process in creating the character of Whispering Smith, revealing that a western hero must be notable and possess distinct qualities conveyed in the western genre.
Frank H. Spearman Returns to Theme of Other Successes and Creates a Worthy Rival to Whispering Smith: The Oakland Review critiques Frank Hamilton Spearman’s new western novel, Selwood of Sleepy Cat. The latest western novel is said to reflect the promise of Whispering Smith. Frank Hamilton Spearman is declared a model writer in the domain of the western genre.
Short Stories by Frank H. Spearman
Cromwell and the Dutch Brigade: This short story is primarily concerning four male characters. The main characters come from diverse social class backgrounds. The plot of the story is a quarrel between the laborers and owners of the town’s saw mill.
Cromwell’s First Honors: In this short story, Spearman centers the plot on two characters: Cromwell Parks and George Burton. The plot deals with the idea of honesty, conveying that to be truly successful, one must put in hard work and effort.
The San Panco Blend: Spearman creates a fictional success story about a young coffee business manager named Walter Stevens. Through Walter, Spearman demonstrates that with an open, positive mind and hard work one can accomplish success.
When The Desert Speaks: This short story is another in the western genre about an outlaw named Henry Venable.
This is one of the longer short stories in the Mount St. Mary’s College Archives – Frank Spearman collection. The writer describes the account of how Venable received his nickname and the fate that ultimately led him to live the life of a desert outlaw.