This book contains some very interesting insights to an author and publishing. 1- There is a type-written and glued-in 1" & 1/2" x 4" note that is signed by the author and located just above the First edition and letter line ABCDE. The gist of the note is "This is an ADULT and not a JUVENILE book, though YOUNG ADULT could have been added to ADULT. Harcourt apologized." She yellow high-lighted part of the note. She went on to explain the problem and that she was understandably angry. 2- The book was inscribed by Ilse-Margret Vogel to Wolfgang Otto (the artist?) dated Oct. 19, 1995 on the dedication page opposite the publication page where she placed her note.("But this copy is for Wolfgang Otto - with good wishes." signed by author). 3- There were 2 copies of reviews of her book (very complementary). One stated "Dear Ilse, Thought you might enjoy reading this wonderful review!" and was dated 10/29/92 and signed Tim. It was from Publishers Weekly, Oct. 26, 1992. The other sent by the same person and highlighted is from The Book Report, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1993 Only one flaw in this very unique book, there is a wrinkle in the bottom right corner of front cover about 2" long, but no corresponding crease inside on end paper. A beautiful copy. Author ran and directed art galleries and is married to an artist. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The author of Tikhon describes what it was like living in Nazi Berlin during World War II and her experiences as a member of a network of friends who secretly worked against Hitler and risked their lives to help others survive.
From Publishers Weekly:
This outstanding work examines an underrepresented subject: the attitudes and actions of anti-Nazi Germans. Vogel, a German artist "approaching 30" in the last years of the war, describes how she and her friends in Berlin resisted Hitler in ways small and large--and always risky. Feigning a severe limp as part of an elaborate scheme to avoid being drafted, Rudolph shares books by "forbidden" authors like Kafka; during an air raid, Oskar forges ration coupons and government documents at a printing press in his building's bomb shelter; and the author herself sweet-talks the police in order to give the outlaw hiding in her apartment enough time to escape. Riveting as these episodes are, the most striking aspect of Vogel's work is her complete candor. Uninterested in convincing the reader of her heroism, she relates moments of both fear and fugitive glee, and openly examines her problematic loyalties. Her resolutely undramatic tones enable her to incorporate otherwise sensationalistic themes (wartime promiscuity, the comforts of drink) as inevitable parts of the landscape of a nightmarish time. Ages 14-up.
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Title: Bad Times, Good Friends --(INSCRIBED BY ...
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books (J), 1992. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13950532
Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books (J), 1992. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP91856034
Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2865678346
Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2895095236
Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books (J), 1992. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3125113
Book Description Harcourt Childrens Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Hardcover copy is in good, solid, condition,DJ has some wear,text has markings,a good copy. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 1M5GSI0005LK
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition "A". 239 pages. Light edge foxing. "not for resale" stamp. Seller Inventory # 0216392
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Beautiful Book In Clear Cover, Withdrawn Book - Barely Handled, Binding Tight, Pages Clean, Cover Very Good, Jacket Slightly Worn And Bumped, Library Stamps And Stickers. Seller Inventory # 001731
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, New York, London, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Printing. DJ has two creases to the front and an old sticker on the back. Seller Inventory # 183288
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, 1992. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First Printing. 8vo. NF/NF in clear dust jacket cvr. Seller Inventory # 2387