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THE LAST CITY ROOM (SIGNED)

Martinez, Al

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ISBN 10: 0312209010 / ISBN 13: 9780312209018
Published by Saint Martin's Press, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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A 259 page debut thriller. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 12359

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Title: THE LAST CITY ROOM (SIGNED)

Publisher: Saint Martin's Press, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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It's almost a tradition in the city room of The Herald for journalists to collapse at their desks, having worked, imbibed, and smoked themselves into the grave. On these occasions the behavior required by the dead man's erstwhile colleagues -- a group of cynical old news hounds with skin the color of faded newsprint-- is to applaud, simultaneously hailing their fallen comrade and signaling an opening in the city room. It is in this manner that William Colfax, an ambitious young reporter, earns a coveted position as a staff member of this long respected newspaper. Colfax accepts the offer mere minutes after his predecessor's body has been carted away.

The Last City Room depicts the decline of an influential newspaper in San Francisco during the turbulent early 60s. As the conservatism of the old guard, led by The Herald's publisher and his bylined minions, clashes with the radical leaders ascending to power in the city, Colfax quickly realizes that the golden days of The Herald are long over. With his past threatening to ensnare him between the two warring factions, Colfax's struggle quickly becomes one of not simply proving himself as a reporter, but of maintaining his independence and integrity as a journalist.

The Last City Room is a provocative evocation of a time when the carefully modulated social fabric of the country was just beginning to show signs of uncertainty. It is a tribute to the end of a newspaper and the beginning of a new era.

About the Author:

Al Martinez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, as well as a screenwriter and an author of books and national magazine articles. He shared a gold-medal Pulitzer Prize in Journalism in 1984 and was member of a staff that won Pulitzers in 1993 and 1995. He was honored two years ago by the Society of Professional Journalists as Journalist of the Year. He has also won two National Headliner Awards and a National Ernie Pyle Award. His work has been compared at various times both to that of Pyle and Mark Twain. The Last City Room is his first novel, he is currently at work on a second. His last book, City of Angles, was on the Los Angeles Times best-seller list for several weeks. Martinez lives with his wife, Joanne Cinelli, two dogs, two cats and several fish in the Santa Monica Mountains community of Topanga Canyon. He has three grown children and four grandchildren, all of whom he adores.

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