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DON'T SHOOT, IT'S ONLY ME: BOB HOPE'S COMEDY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Hope, Bob with Melville Shavelson

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ISBN 10: 0399135189 / ISBN 13: 9780399135187
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1990
Condition: NF/NF; Hardback Hardcover
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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages; Signed by Bob Hope on half title page. ; Signed by Author. Near Fine condition with Near Fine . Bookseller Inventory # 33662

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Title: DON'T SHOOT, IT'S ONLY ME: BOB HOPE'S COMEDY...

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF/NF; Hardback

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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For at least two generations--and three wars--Bob Hope has been cheered and loved by America's fighting men and women. Name the battlefield and "old ski nose" was there, snapping one-liners on everything from sex to politics to Sherman tanks. Here's the one and only Bob Hope.

From Library Journal:

The book's description, "Bob Hope's comedy history of the United States," is erroneous and misleading. The only comedy history dealt with is Hope's own (over 60 years in show business). For anyone who has read others of Hope's many books-- Have Tux, Will Travel , I Owe Russia $1200 --there is little in the way of new material. In fact, the earlier books provide more depth. However, for readers under 30 who do not know much (if anything) about the institution that is Bob Hope and for those who would like a refresher course, this book is a delight. Co-written with Shavelson (who wrote, produced, and/or directed some of Hope's movies), this rarely deviates from Hope's rapid-fire delivery. Hope has often been labeled a hawk, a title he disputes here. "I was only a hawk when there was a chance that we could win and get out of Viet Nam quickly." A brief chapter updates his activities through 1989. Enjoy. Pictures not seen. Literary Guild main selection; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/90.
- Paula M. Zieselman, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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