Warmly INSCRIBED by James Lee Burke on title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (Chip at crest of spine on DJ. And smaller wedge-shaped chip at upper corner of front panel. Couple half-inch tears in DJ. ) Author's THIRD book. (B); 266 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 'As I stood there on my front porch that hot, breathless July day, leaning against the column with the six bullet holes, now worn and smooth, I could see Hack's whitewashed marker under the pin oaks in the Holland family cemetery... Four generations of my family were buried there.'
Hack Holland is a product of the South, both old and new. Hard-drinking ex-POW and wealthy, progressive Democrat, he stands in the long shadow cast by his ancestors. When Holland's candidacy for a congressional seat brings him increasingly into conflict with those around him, his almost unwitting involvement with a violent civil rights conflict forces him to reassess his future - and his past...
BACK IN PRINT AT LAST -- THE MUST-READ NOVEL THAT INTRODUCES JAMES LEE BURKE'S TEXAS SHERIFF HACK HOLLAND
The hero of James Lee Burke's recent bestseller Rain Gods, cousin to lawman Billy Bob Holland, and a genuine product of the South, both old and new, Hackberry Holland makes his first appearance in this early gem from "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post). Against the backdrop of growing civil rights turmoil in a sultry border town, the hard-drinking ex-POW attorney yields to the myriad urgings of his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends to make a bid for a congressional seat -- and finds himself embroiled in the seamy world of Texas powerbrokers. And when Hack attempts to overturn an old army buddy's conviction, and crosses paths with a beautiful union organizer who speaks to his heart in a way no one else has, he finds both a new love and a new purpose as he breaks free from the shackles of wealth and expectation to bring justice to the underserved.
Read the first chapter for Lay Down My Sword and Shield.
Title: LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD.
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Number line complete 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -- the first printing. "Good" ex-lending library with a Clayton County Library maniila card holder to the FFE and red "Discarded" stamps there, to the half-title, and to the RFE. No edge stampings. "Very good" dust jacket is not price clipped, shows original $5.95 price, but does show two small areas of damage to the color emulsion, bottom inside corner of front panel. Former Korean War POW runs for Congress, represents a Chicano farm-worker's union, and encounters corrupt politics in Texas. Burke's hard-to-find third novel. 266 pp. Seller Inventory # 006857
Book Description Crowell, New York, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. An ex-library copy in original beige cloth, in a well-protected price-clipped Good dust jacket with a spine label. the usual ex-libris markings, clean within. The binding is sound. Seller Inventory # 042938
Book Description Crowell, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020690487037
Book Description Crowell, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0690487037
Book Description Crowell, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0690487037
Book Description Crowell, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010690487037
Book Description Crowell, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110690487037
Book Description Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 1971. Hardback. Good. First Edition. First Print. Authors third novel. An excellent addition to your collection. The dust jacket has several small tears along the top and bottom of the dust jacket. Dust jacket is now protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 8430
Book Description Thomas Y Crowell, New York, 1971. Hardbound. Condition: Good edges. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Collectible - Ex-Library with Markings; worn; 266 pages. Seller Inventory # 44057
Book Description Thomas J. Crowell Co., New York, 1971. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine in Very Good DJ. First edition. 266 pp. 8vo. Scarce 1st edition of Burke's third book, in excellent condition. Minor shelf wear to spine ends and corners, very slight soiling to textblock and rep. Interior clean and crisp, binding tight. Very light chipping to dj spine ends and corners, light rubbing to edges and back panel, light sunning/soiling to panels and spine. Original $5.95 price to front dj flap. Seller Inventory # 118709