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Various Authors

Published by Curtis Publishing, Philadelphia (1954)

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About this Item: Curtis Publishing, Philadelphia, 1954. Soft Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Lower spine split 1/3 but no labels. John Clymer church wedding cover. Slight roll. No labels. Color ads. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. PERIODICALS. Seller Inventory # 082954

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Paul Horgan, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr and others

Published by The Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1954)

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About this Item: The Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1954. Stapled. Condition: Fair-Good. No Jacket. Covers by John Falter (illustrator). First Edition. The May 1, 1954 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. Fiction includes The I Came to Kill, a short story by Paul Horgan, and Ambitious Sophomore, an early short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cover by John Falter (Stan the Man). Vintage ads, articles & fiction reflecting to post-war and Cold War atmosphere of the early 1950s. Condition issues include missing pages (71 - Champion Spark Plugs ad/72 - Case serial installment; 113, 114 & 116 - Secretary Wilson's Year of Trial article & 115 - Colorizer House Paint ad). The Horgan & Vonnegut stories are not affected. There is a sticker scrape to the front cover plus edge wear with small closed tears and a small hole. Soiling to the rear cover with some small closed tears. A flawed copy with a stories by a collectible authors. Seller Inventory # 008785

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THE SATURDAY EVENING POST - May 22,: Kantor, MacKinlay

Kantor, MacKinlay

Published by Curtis Publishing. Philadelphia. (1954)

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About this Item: Curtis Publishing. Philadelphia., 1954. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Usual POST size and format with some 192 pages. Front cover illustration by Stevan Dohanos. Fiction by William Fay, Richard Howells Watkins, Jean Bell Mosley, Margaret Craven. Novelette by MacKinlay Kantor ('The Unseen Witness'). Serial parts by Dick Pearce ('The Darby Trial'--Part 1 of 8) & Frank Bonham ('The Feud At Spanish Ford'--Part 3 of 6). Article on 'The Growing Photography Craze'. And much else. Address label; small chip on front cover fore-edge; light wear. VERY GOOD Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 14878

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VIETNAM WITNESS: 1953~66: Fall, Bernard B.

Fall, Bernard B.

Published by NY etc~. 1966. Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers (1966)

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About this Item: NY etc~. 1966. Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1966. dark grey cloth hardbound 8vo. 8 (octavo). dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of markings. dustwrapper in vg cond. couple of small tears, missing couple of 1" pieces, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings or store stamps, no stickers or bookplates, no names, no inking , no underlining, no remainder markings etc ~. second printing. ix+363p. 16 glossy b&w photo illustrations. 10 b&w maps. bibliography. index. world history. vietman war. american history. journalism. communism. cold war. ~ In 1958, Saigon and Washington were hailing South Viet~Nam's "success story"~and Bernard Fall was predicting all~out guerrilla war. Five years later, American soldiers had joined South Vietnamese troops in a desperate struggle against the elusive Viet~Cong. In 1962, Dr. Fall interviewed Ho Chi Minh. Speaking in flawless French, the slightly built, grandfatherly leader of North Viet~Nam calmly told him: "It took us eight years of bitter fighting to defeat you French in Indochina . The Americans are much stronger than the French, though they know us less well. It may perhaps take ten years to do it, but our heroic compatriots in the South will defeat them in the end." At the same time, President Ho's Premier, Pham Van Dong, said to Fall: "Americans do not like long, inconclusive wars~and this is going to be a long, inconclusive war. Thus we are sure to win in the end." Four years and more than a quarter of a million American troops later, the war continued. In 1965, Dr. Fall again traveled to Viet~Nam, making his sixth visit since 1953. An on~the~scene witness to the expanding operations of the American forces, he dubbed 1965 the "Year of the Hawks"~and the "Year of the Missed Opportunities." Winner of the 1966 George Polk Memorial A ward for his outstanding interpretive reporting of the Vietnamese war, Bernard Fall presents in VIET~NAM WITNESS a selection of his writings from 1953 to 1966. These~along with his newly written introduction, commentary, and epilogue assessing the war's possible future course~provide a clear~sighted and uncompromising appraisal of the escalating Vietnamese conflict. Denying that the present war was unavoidable, Dr. Fall contends that in their day~by~day decisions Paris, Saigon, and Washington moved with the inevitability of a classical Greek tragedy, repeatedly choosing the easiest course, the course least likely to produce beneficial long~range results. He points out that the collapse of the French was predictable months before the disastrous battle of Dien Bien Phu; clarifies just what the essentials of the 1954 Geneva agreements are, who violated them, and how; and demonstrates that the Diem regime~a family autocracy with little popular support ~ was doomed to failure almost from the start. As events have unfolded over the past thirteen years, moving toward the incredible quagmire that is Viet~Nam today, many men have been consistently wrong, few consistently right. Bernard Fall is one of those few. But his articles reprinted here from such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, The Saturday Evening Post, as well as more specialized journals like Foreign Affairs~constitute more than merely a collection of amazing forecasts and lucky guesses, or a hindsight recording of the "might~have~beens" of recent Vietnamese history. Rather, VIET~NAM WITNESS is a chronicle of the evolution of a crucial conflict, a disturbing account of the Vietnamese crisis written as it developed and at times when it could have been averted. It is a chilling record of mistakes repeated, of opportunities missed, of misunderstandings compounded ~ a record we ignore at our own peril. THE AUTHOR: Bernard B. Fall is in a unique position to report on and interpret the complex Vietnamese scene. During the course of his extensive and often firsthand study of Indochina, he has had personal contact with al. Seller Inventory # 9021902

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Vonnegut, Kurt

Published by The Saturday Evening Post / The Curtis Publishing Company (1954)

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From: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979 (ROCHESTER, MI, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: The Saturday Evening Post / The Curtis Publishing Company, 1954. First Edition. AMBITIOUS SOPHOMORE in The Saturday Evening Post for May 1, 1954, first edition, fine in wraps. Seller Inventory # 09482

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Contributors, Multiple

Published by Curtis, USA (1954)

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From: RareNonFiction, IOBA (Ladysmith, BC, Canada)

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About this Item: Curtis, USA, 1954. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. 132 pages. Features: Amos Sewell cover illustration; Editorial - The Dixon-Yates row was a TVA diversion; Great 2-page color ad for Motorola TV; Colour Pontiac ad featuring the 1955 station wagon with the 180 HP Strato-Streak V8; A Farewell to my Newborn Son - A.E. Hotchner lost his infant son through a medical blunder; Frankie Laine - Screaming Troubadour - with photos; Carnival of Fear, by Kay Boyle; The Restaurants that Nickels Built (Part 1 of 2) - Horn and Hardart restaurants - the 'Automat' - article with photos; The Lady and the Lash, by Hal G. Evart; Women Talk Too Much, by Sophie Kerr Let's not waste our Fighting Man Power, by Lt. Gen. Robert W. Harper USAF; Leave my Daughter Alone, by Wyatt Blassingame; I Would Not Murder for the Soviets, by Nikolai E. Khokhlov (conclusion); The Passionate Policeman, by William Fay; Kyoto - article with colour photos; Never Get Another Dog, by Jean Heavey; They May Be Rich - or Widows - The wives of shrimpers (shrimp fishermen) in the Gulf of Mexico; Hollywood colling, by Clarence Budington Kelland; Nice colour Campbell's soup ad; Colour photo ad for the 1955 Plymoth with wrap-around windshield; Great two-page colour Chevrolet ad featuring a red Bel Air Sport Coupe; Nice colour Old Gold cigarette ad; 1955 Chrysler colour photo ad - with lots of gleaming chrome!; Two-page colour ad for Admiral TVs - they sure mad'em ugly back then!; Ann Sothern is featured in a lovely Christmas color photo ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes; Color ad for the Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight; Crazylegs Hirsch featured in Employers Mutuals of Wausau ad; Glamorous color photo ad for Philip Morris' new 'snap-open' cigarette pack; Page and Shaw Chocolates - color ad; Color ad for Parker Pens; Magnavox TV ad; Zippo lighter color ad; Color ad for Rolf's billfolds; Color Christmas ad for Chesterfield cigarettes on back cover. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. Seller Inventory # 827C7241

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LIPPMANN, FRITZ A.

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From: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) (St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: First-hand account of the first ascent of Yosemite's Lost Arrow. This magazine article is cropped and laid into an hand-made octavo volume of 23 leaves, including 5 illustrations (1 folding), bound in blue cloth with neat, hand-lettered front cover and spine, the binding almost certainly done by Lawrence W. Swan (see below), with Swann's ownership signature on recto of the front free endpaper, Stanford University, August 1947, and on the verso the signatures of three of the four climbers: the author of the article, Fritz Lippmann, Jack Arnold, and Anton "Ax" Nelson. This is "the dramatic, breathtaking story of how Lost Arrow, the one long, thin shaft of rock rising like a giant needle in Yosemite Valley, finally was conquered by man." Lawrence Swan (1922-99), from whose library this hand-made book emanates, was a biologist, naturalist, professor, and a pioneering public television instructor. He was born in Darjeeling, in northern India. and was inspired by the region's stunning mountain terrain. He began a natural history career that was to bring him world-wide recognition as a leading authority on high-altitude ecology, particularly in the Himalayan mountain range" (from his obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 1999). He was a member of the first American Himalayan Expedition in 1954 on which he collected numerous specimens, and discovered two hitherto unknown species, a frog (Rana swani), and a glacier flea (Michilanus swani), both of which had adapted to surviving in one of the world's most inhospitable environments, and which were named in his honor. In 1960 he returned to the Himalayas with Sir Edmund Hillary's scientific expedition to the Mt. Everest area to conduct high altitude research. Seller Inventory # 27658

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These 13 Stories [1st Ed]: William Faulkner

William Faulkner

Published by Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith N.D., NY

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith N.D., NY. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. 358 pages; William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career. He is primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his childhood. Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of the Southern literature of the United States, along with Mark Twain, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Harper Lee and Tennessee Williams. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Two of his works, "A Fable" (1954) and his last novel "The Reivers" (1962) , both won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Width: 5.25" Height: 8" "The reputation of William Faulkner has been growing so steadily for the last five years that the publication of a new book by him becomes an event of importance in contemporary American literature. Some of the longer stories in 'These Thirteen' have never before been published, and Faulkner enthusiasts should turn immediately to 'All the Dead Pilots' and 'Victory' if they wish to trace the latest development of his work. Others of the stories have been published in 'Scribner's Magazine,' 'The Forum,' 'The American Mercury,' and one in the 'Saturday Evening Post.' The stories may be taken to represent various moods of the author over a period of the last two years. There is the macabre quality of 'A Rose for Emily'; a return to the mood of 'The Sound and the Fury' in 'The Evening Sun'; the gift for straight narrative in 'Red Leaves.' "This is the first collection of William Faulkner's stories to be published." (From the front flap of the dust jacket). Stated first edition of this work. This volume is bound in blue and gray cloth, with red lettering on the spine. There is some sunning to the covers, as well as minor bumping to the corners. The binding is sound. The text block is adorned with blue and white pictorial endpapers. The pages exhibit light age toning, concentrated at the extremities. Original blue cloth with white cloth spineThis work is preserved in an intact dust jacket, illustrated by Arthur Hawkins. The jacket displays light age toning with darkened fully legible spine and shallow [1/16-1/4"] chips at head and foot of spine. A price of $2.50 is printed in the lower right corner of the front flap. The jacket is protected by a paper-backed mylar cover. This volume has been collated and is complete. The dedication, acknowledgement, and table of contents pages are uncut at the bottom edge. A very small spot of foxing shows at the bottom margin of pages 258-59, otherwise the text is Fine. First Edition Vintage Short Story Collection American Literature Hawkins Illustrated Dust Jacket. Seller Inventory # 37357

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