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First Encounters: A Book of Memorable Meetings

Sorel, Nancy Caldwell;Sorel, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0679431195 / ISBN 13: 9780679431190
Published by Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1994
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SIGNED by Both Authors on the 1st Title Page. 1st Edition. Enclosed with book is a signed letter from Knopf Editor Ann Close. Issued without dust jacket. New copy. Never read. A Beautiful Copy. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 000608

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Title: First Encounters: A Book of Memorable ...

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Shows and describes the first meetings of Lenin and Trotsky, Garbo and Barrymore, Mahler and Freud, Chaplin and Cocteau, Lang and Goebbels, Chekhov and Tolstoy, Wilde and Whitman, and De Gaulle and Roosevelt

From Kirkus Reviews:

These full-color drawings by Edward coupled with brief narrative texts by Nancy have been culled from the Atlantic. Among the most entertaining encounters is the chance meeting in an elevator between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst around the time Citizen Kane was released. After Hearst turns down Welles's chutzpah-laden invitation to the premiere, the director taunts him: ``Charles Foster Kane would have accepted.'' In another scenario, some of Al Capone's mugs kidnap musician Fats Waller at gunpoint and make him play for Scarface at a birthday bash. It's the Prohibition era, and the party lasts three days, after which ``Fats has acquired several thousand dollars in cash and a decided taste for vintage champagne.'' Other encounters, like that between Jean-Paul Marat and Charlotte Corday, don't end so happily. There are 65 encounters, and the Sorels make each one entertaining--and a few of them quite moving. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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