Get to Know Rex Stout, Beloved Creator of Nero Wolfe

Stout's iconic character is far from the only fascinating thing about the author's life.

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1. Stout was on an FBI list.

2. Stout served in the U.S. Navy.

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3. Stout sold cigars.

4. Stout invented a school banking system.

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5. Stout was an overachiever.