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Forrest Gump

Groom, Winston

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ISBN 10: 0743453255 / ISBN 13: 9780743453257
Published by Doubleday, NY, 1986
Soft cover
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Advance reading copy/ uncorrected proof (so stated) in primitive blue and white printed wrappers. Groom's novel would eventually be made into the acclaimed film starring Tom Hanks in the title role. Lightly rubbed with some bits of paper adhering to the front wrapper. A scarce and desirable ARC of an important title. Bookseller Inventory # E2815

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Title: Forrest Gump

Publisher: Doubleday, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Wrappers

Edition: Proof

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Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, hurculean, and surprisingly savy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of Univerity of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a worl-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with cildlike wisdome at the insanity all around him. In between misadentures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it....

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"Bein' a idiot is no box of chocolates," but "at least I ain't led no hum-drum life," says Forrest Gump, the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this wonderful comic tale. When the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, that's only the beginning! He flunks out--and goes on to be a Vietnam war hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a wrestler, and a business tycoon. He compares battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discovers the truth about Richard Nixon, and suffers the ups and downs of true love. Now, Forrest Gump's telling all--in a madcap, screwball romp through three decades of the American landscape. It's Gump's amazing travels...and you've got to hear them to believe them.

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