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Anderson, Sherwood.
Sherwood Anderson's Memoirs.
A Very Good Plus copy in a Very good Plus unclipped dust jacket with some shallow chipping to the spine and light scuffing to edges of the front panel. Review copy with review stamp and date on the flyleaf. This collection of Anderson's memories of his life growing up and later becoming one of the most influential writers of the early 20th Century was almost completed before his death. This edition was heavily edited and constructed by Anderson's long time friend Paul Rosenfeld.

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Anderson, Sherwood.
Sherwood Anderson's Memoirs: A Critical Edition. Newly Edited from the Original Manuscripts by Ray Lewis White.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket. with some light sunning to the spine and front panel. In 1942, one year after his death, Anderson's memoirs were published after having been drastically cut and in many cases rewritten by the editor, Paul Rosenfeld. So altered was Anderson's original intent and text, that Rosenfeld's edition of the memoirs is almost a different book from what Anderson created. Some twenty years later Ray White, a renowned Anderson scholar, retranscribed over 2000 pages of Anderson's original manuscripts shedding a fresh light on the life and work of the author of Winesburg, Ohio, one of the single most influential prose works in modern American literature. In these memoirs, Anderson retraces his place in the Chicago Renaissance of 1910--20 as well as his friendships with Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Carl Sandburg, Thomas Wolfe and other major writers of the twentieth century.

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Dinesen, Isak.
Out of Africa.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with a small chip to the bottom edge of the front panel and a touch of wear to the spine. Otherwise a very collectible copy of this classic memoir of author Dinesen's life in Africa. Dinesen gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

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Gregor, David.
In Different Times: A Fictional Memoir.
A Fine unread copy. A trade paperback original. Signed by the author. There was no hardcover edition of this book. Set on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest during the summer of 1966, In Different Times follows nineteen year old Eddie Carr and his friends through the last turbulent summer of their adolescence. This fiction memoir is the author's first book. Author Jim Heynen wrote: "The book reminds me of Steinbeck and the best of realistic American Fiction in its unswerving allegiance to well-defined people and place."

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Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Introduction by Neil Armstrong.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright price clipped dust jacket. Inscribed "To Chuck, Alan Shepard" on titlepage. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

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[Astronaut Signature] Cernan, Eugene with Don Davis.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race to Space.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed by Cernan. Eugene Cernan was the 12th and last man to walk on the moon as the commander of Apollo 17, the last scheduled manned mission to the moon. Cernan and fellow astronaut Jack Schmitt activated a base of operations on the moon from which they completed three highly successful excursions to nearby craters and the Taurus mountains, making the moon their home for over three days. This last mission to the moon established several new records for manned space flight.

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[Astronaut Signature] Glenn, John with Nick Taylor.
John Glenn: A Memoir.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed "John Glenn" on the front flyleaf. John Glenn was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth. Nearly four decades later, as the world's oldest astronaut, his courage reveted a nation. But these two historical events only bracketed a life that covers the sweep of an extraordinary century. John Glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentieth century. It is a story that begins with his childhood in Ohio where he learned the importance of family, community, and patriotism. He took these values with him as a marine fighter pilot during World War II and into the skies over Korea, for which he would be decorated. Always a gifted flier, it was during the war that he contemplated the unlimited possibilities of aviation and its frontiers. We see the early days of NASA, where he first served as a backup pilot for astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. In 1962 Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Then came several years in international business, followed by a twenty-four year career as a U.S. Senator-and in 1998 a return to space for his remarkable Discover mission at the age of seventy-seven.

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[Astronaut Signature] Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Alan Shepard Signed bookplate on the half title. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

Price: $750.00
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[Astronaut Signature] Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Alan Shepard has signed a bookplate afixed to the half title. Astronauts Shepard and Slayton tell the compelling story of America's race to the Moon, beginning in 1961 when Shepard became the first American to fly in space and ending on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. The roots of the first Moon landing are found in the Mercury Program where seven astronauts lead the way to the first Moon landing and those that followed.

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[Astronaut Signature] Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Alan Shepard Signed bookplate on the half title. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

Price: $650.00
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[Literary Memoirs] Anderson, Sherwood.
Sherwood Anderson's Memoirs. Ed. w/ intro. Ray Lewis White.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket that shows some lightening to the spine and front panel some light edge wear. In 1942, one year after his death, Anderson's Memoirs were published after having been d rastically cut and in many cases rewritten by the editor, Paul Rosenfeld. So altered was Anderson's original intent and text, that his edition of the memoirs is almost like a different book. Ray White retranscribed over 2000 pages of Anderson's original manuscripts shedding a fresh light on this important author's life and work.

Price: $125.00
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[Memoir] Gregor, David.
The Rose Tattoo: An Intimate Memoir on the Mystery of Love.
An As New copy in illustrated paperback binding. This memoir explores the late-life romance of the author and the alluring and enigmatic Rose and the author's search for the meaning of their seemingly perfect but brief life together. Despite their affair's brevity, it provides each of them what has been missing from their lives and ultimately changes them both. The Rose Tattoo is more than the story of a romance; it is also the story of the mysterious nature of love, fate, and the sacrifices the heart sometimes demands. Set on Whidbey Island and in New Orleans, The Rose Tattoo explores how people come into our life for a reason and the sometimes painful price of happiness.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Glassco, John.
Memoirs of Montparnasse.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket with a small chip to the heel of the spine. John Glassco travelled to Paris in 1928 at the age of eighteen in a effort "to enjoy myself." And that he did. The first three chapters of this memoir were written not long after he arrived and speak to the initial excitement and wonder of the Bohemian life in Paris. Not until 1932, did Glassco set down his recollections of the remainder of his life in Paris where he mingled with the famous and the not-so-famous. Glassco was a hustler in the broadest sense of the word; he partied extensively and eventually supported himself as a male prostitute. He also made an effort to seek out the literary lions in Paris including Robert McAlmon, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Hawkins, Eric and Robert Sturdevant.
Hawkins of the Paris Herald.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a short closed edge tear to the front panel and light wear to the spine. Hawkins was the Paris Herald's managing editor from 1915 to 1960. The New York Herald's Paris edition began in 1887, and as Paris became more American, the Paris Herald followed suit. Managing editor Eric Hawkins felt his paper was "an incubator for the most colorful, competent and sometimes crazy newspapermen that ever populated a city room." Hawkins recaptures that long-lost generation of writers, not just the usual suspects (Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner, Henry Miller) but a parade of foreign correspondents, culture columnists, magazine freelancers (for The Boulevardier and Paris Comet), poets and novelists.There is much in this memoir of Paris in the 20s and those who made it an historical period.

Price: $75.00
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[Paris in the 1920s] Loeb, Harold.
The Way It Was: A Memoir.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the heel of the spine. Harold Loeb was one of the editors of the important literary journal Broom where he published the early works of Cowley, Stein, Millay, Crane, and Cummings. Loeb also achieved lasting literary notoriety when he became the model for the character Robert Cohn in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. This is an important memoir of the 1920s.

Price: $250.00
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