Winston in Wonderland: Estes, Winston M Winston in Wonderland: Estes, Winston M Winston in Wonderland: Estes, Winston M Winston in Wonderland: Estes, Winston M

Winston in Wonderland

Estes, Winston M

Published by Eagle Books, 1956
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Eagle Books [Published date: 1956]. Hard cover, 167 pp. Stated First Edition. Inscribed (personalized) and signed by Winston M. Estes, dated 27 Novmember 1957, on front free end paper. Good in acceptable dust jacket. Grey cloth covered boards with red illustration on front and red lettering on spine. Light bumping and scuffing to edges and corners of covers with a bit of nicking and fraying to the cloth at the corner tips and top and bottom of spine. Binding tight. Pages lightly aged but otherwise unmarked. Dust jacket has several 1" or less chips and tears and creasing along edges. Moderate overall scuffing, aging and soiling to jacket as well. NOT price clipped. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-Library. No remainder marks. Estes' first book. [From jacket flap]. Winston didn?t get into the Pentagon by following the White Rabbit, but he encountered there more fantasy than Alice did in Carroll?s famous fairy tale. This is not a collection of jokes about the "Fun House on the Potomac" but a clever, satirical poking of fun at officialdom and its whimsical ways. Estes gives his observations straightfaced which, coupled with his delightful sense of humor and sharp appreciation of human foibles, provides chuckles on every page with downright belly-laughs on many. Winston says you can find any Government building in Washington by looking up its street address in the directory. But not the Pentagon. It isn?t on any street, it?s just THERE. He claims that to many the Pentagon is an aberration or state of mind. The tenderfoot entering Old Fivesides for the first time must feel somewhat as Alice did when she followed the White Rabbit down the long tunnel. Winston says of his own experience, "A one point my map showed two corridors making an uncomplicated intersection. But there were at least five corridors converging at that point, every one of them going off in opposite directions. What was worse, each of them was labeled TO SOUTH PARKING. There was an enlarged version of the map on the wall. At a particular point was the legend, YOU ARE HERE. That was the only visible thing I could accept as gospel truth. Estes has a few pointed comments on generals and their peculiarities which will be relished by all, even generals. And stuffed shirts are his particular meat. You will enjoy how he unstuffs them. Yet no one can take offense. The targets of his shafts will laugh with you at themselves. You need not have served in the Pentagon, or even have been there to enjoy this book, but of course denizens or ex-denizens of that labyrinth will particularly treasure it. Bookseller Inventory # 20160831006

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Title: Winston in Wonderland

Publisher: Eagle Books

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable

Signed: Signed by Author

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