Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, war hero turned "pretty evil feller," whose refusal to "git his mind right" becomes part of his fellow convicts' mythology of survival.
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Donn Pearce is the author of the Academy Award- nominated screenplay of Cool Hand Luke. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.From Library Journal:
Pearce's 1965 novel depicts the lives of chain gang convicts with brutal honesty. The story, of course, was the basis for the film Pearce also wrote the screenplay starring Paul Newman in the lead role.
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Book Description Scribner's, New York City, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good plus copy in like dust wrapper. Moderate rubbing to covers. Tight, Square and clean. Not price clipped. See pictures. Bookseller Inventory # 000667