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Memories of the Ford Administration: Updike, John

Memories of the Ford Administration

Updike, John

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ISBN 10: 0679416811 / ISBN 13: 9780679416814
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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371pp. Light maroon cloth with silver lettering. Dustwrapper in mylar. Fine/fine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001223

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Title: Memories of the Ford Administration

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Flatsigned by Author

Edition: First Trade Edition.

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"Stunning...Alf's life and times are light and funny; Buchanan's are dark and serious. Alternating between the two, Mr. Updike entertains and instructs...in gorgeous prose."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
When junior college professor Alfred Clayton is asked to record his impressions of the Ford Administration, he recalls a turbulent piece of personal history as well. In a decade of sexual liberation, Clayton was facing a doomed marriage and the passionate beginnings of a futile affair with an unattainable Perfect Wife. But one memory begets another: Clayton's unfinished book on James Buchanan. In John Updike's fifteenth novel, he masterfully alternates between the two men, two lives, two American centuries--one Victorian, the other modern--shining an irreverent, witty, and sometimes caustic light on the contrasting views of social fictions and sexual politics....

A MAIN SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
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