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  • CHRIST IN CONCRETE. by Di Donato, Pietro.
    Di Donato, Pietro.
    CHRIST IN CONCRETE.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1939) dj. Hardcover - The author's first novel, a story of Italian American immigrant bricklayers, written by an author who was himself a bricklayer, supporting his family from the age of 13, after the death of his father Geronimo, killed in a building collapse in 1923. Adapted as the 1949 motion picture, Give Us This Day. 311 pp. BOMC notes laid in.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85146
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  • BILLY BATHGATE. by Doctorow, E. L.
    Doctorow, E. L.
    BILLY BATHGATE.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Random House, 1989. dj. Hardcover - A novel of the 'glamourously evil Depression underworld' that gangster Dutch Schultz created in New York City, as told by a young orphan boy who insinuates himself into the gang. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-394-525299.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52442
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  • Doctorow, E. L.
    BILLY BATHGATE.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Random House, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of the 'glamourously evil Depression underworld' that gangster Dutch Schultz created in New York City, as told by a young orphan boy who insinuates himself into the gang. ISBN: 0-394-525299.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder line, 'withdrawn' stamp, although this book was never circulated, and otherwise appears unread. A tight clean copy.)

    Book ID: 28129
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  • [Goodman, Benny] Collier, James Lincoln.
    BENNY GOODMAN AND THE SWING ERA .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed biography of the clarinet player and band leader who became known as the 'King of Swing,' one which documents his career against the Depression era and the changing social milieu and popular music of the time. Goodman was the first to hire black musicians for a white band (Teddy Wilson and Lionel Hampton) and many other musicians, including Gene Krupa, Harry James and Peggy Lee, got their start in his band. . Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs; extensive notes, index. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-195052781.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 32590
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  • TOO SOON DEAD. by Kurland, Michael.
    Kurland, Michael.
    TOO SOON DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1935 in post-prohibition New York. SIGNED on the title-page. Marcia Muller called this "A highly literate and amusing series debut, further enlivened by an authentic depiction of Depression-era New York City." 238 pp. . Dust jacket art by Cathie Bleck. ISBN: 9780312152284.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57724
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  • THE CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL. by Malmont, Paul.
    Malmont, Paul.
    THE CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual first novel, a bibliomystery set in the years of the Great Depression with two authors of pulp fiction - Walter Gibson, the creator of "The Shadow" and Lester Dent, creator of "Doc Savage" - put aside their rivalry to track down the killer of H. P. Lovecraft, joined in this quest by another young pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard. Introduction and epilogue. 371 pp. ISBN: 978-0743287852.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the edges of the textblock, light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 64765
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  • A PIECE OF EARTH. by Marotta, Kenny,
    Marotta, Kenny,
    A PIECE OF EARTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a comic story of two Italian-American families attempting to adjust to life in Depression-era America. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-688-042503.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to dj)

    Book ID: 62250
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  • THE HOME GIRLS. by Masters, Olga.
    Masters, Olga.
    THE HOME GIRLS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first book, a collection of short stories, most set in small town Australia during the Depression, and winner of the National Book Council Award when it was first published in Australia in 1982. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-393-028534.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49878
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  • Ray, David.
    THE ENDLESS SEARCH: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at his harrowing childhood in Oklahoma in the 1930's, the abuse he suffered at the hands of a guardian, and his search for the father who abandoned him, for a home, for love and approval, by an award-winning poet and editor. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 303 pp. ISBN: 1-887128-522.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 30295
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