Stock Image

When all the World Was Young

Holland, Barbara

207 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1582345252 / ISBN 13: 9781582345253
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, NY, 2005
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Dearly Departed Books (Alliance, OH, U.S.A.)

Heritage Bookseller
AbeBooks Member Since 1996 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 35.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First Edition bound in black cloth. Special bookplate Signed by the author attached to the front fly. About Fine in Fine DJ. Owners address label on the endpapers, his blindstamp appears on the dedication page & his name is stamped to the bottom edge of the page blocks. . Otherwise Fine in Fine DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 51824

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: When all the World Was Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, NY

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

About this title

Synopsis:

The author deemed "a national treasure" by the Philadelphia Inquirer finally tells her own story, with this sharp and atmospheric memoir of a postwar American childhood.

Barbara Holland finally brings her wit and wisdom to the one subject her fans have been clamoring for for years: herself. When All the World Was Young is Holland's memoir of growing up in Washington, D.C. during the 1940s and 50s, and is a deliciously subversive, sensitive journey into her past. Mixing politics (World War II, Senator McCarthy) with personal meditations on fatherhood, mothers and their duties, and "the long dark night of junior high school," Holland gives readers a unique and sharp-eyed look at history as well as hard-earned insight into her own life. A shy, awkward girl with an overbearing stepfather and a bookworm mother, Holland surprises everyone by growing up into the confident, brainy, successful writer she is today. Tough, funny, and nostalgic yet unsentimental, When All the World Was Young is a true pleasure to read.

About the Author:

Barbara Holland is the author of fourteen previous books, including Gentlemen's Blood, Hail to the Chiefs, and They Went Whistling, and has written for Smithsonian, Glamour, Playboy, the Utne Reader, Redbook, Seventeen, and the Washington Post, among many others. She lives on a mountain in the Virginia Blue Ridge.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

STORE HOURS; By chance or appointment only. Please call when you are in the area. PHONE : 330-821-2995 Specializing in fine first editions, vintage Paperbacks, and Pulp Magazines. We also stock many small press and limited edition books in the SF, Fantasy, Horror and Mystery fields. Over 35 years in the book business..

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All books subject to prior sale. Call or E-Mail for confirmation..
Orders shipped promptly, usually within 24 hours of receipt of payment.
PAYMENT: We accept PAYPAL, Personal Checks or Money-Orders, VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN EXPRESS or DISCOVER Credit cards,Payment must be made in U.S. Dollars.
VAT#76-900310.Contact & Owner, Scott Edwards.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal