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ORDINARY HEROES - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed, Dated (In The Year of Publication), And Inscribed by Scott Turow

Turow, Scott

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ISBN 10: 0374184216 / ISBN 13: 9780374184216
Published by New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005
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1st Printing. Signed. 371 pages. Published in 2005. The author's seventh novel. One of Scott Turow's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Scott Turow's "Ordinary Heroes". His historical novel. "Derives its considerable power from its depiction of a lawyer's disillusionment, his understanding of the dark ironies that await anyone with an absolute belief in the rule of justice. This inner drama, rather than the battle scenes and action sequences, makes the novel worth reading, leaving the reader with a lasting sense of the corrosive effects of war on even the most civilized souls" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for Scott Turow collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, inscribed, and dated (in the year of publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "With all good wishes, Scott Turow December 6, 2005". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named, who is unmistakably known to the author. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed, dated, and inscribed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SCOTT TUROW TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374184216. Bookseller Inventory # 10153

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Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancée, and learns of his father's court-martial and imprisonment, he is plunged into the mystery of his family's secret history and driven to uncover the truth about this enigmatic, distant man who'd always refused to talk about his war.

As he pieces together his father's past through military archives, letters, and, finally, notes from a memoir his father wrote while in prison, secretly preserved by the officer who defended him, Stewart starts to assemble a dramatic and baffling chain of events. He learns how Dubin, a JAG lawyer attached to Patton's Third Army and desperate for combat experience, got more than he bargained for when he was ordered to arrest Robert Martin, a wayward OSS officer who, despite his spectacular bravery with the French Resistance, appeared to be acting on orders other than his commanders'. In pursuit of Martin, Dubin and his sergeant are parachuted into Bastogne just as the Battle of the Bulge reaches its apex. Pressed into the leadership of a desperately depleted rifle company, the men are forced to abandon their quest for Martin and his fiery, maddeningly elusive comrade, Gita, as they fight for their lives through carnage and chaos, the likes of which Dubin could never have imagined.

In reconstructing the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield, in the courtroom, and in love, Stewart gains a closer understanding of his past, of his father's character, and of the brutal nature of war itself.


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Review: 'His most ambitious work to date… a riveting tale of love and treachery under fire.' -- Mail on Sunday

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Title: ORDINARY HEROES - Scarce Fine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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