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WHEN THE CENTURY WAS YOUNG.
Edition: First printing.
Little Rock, Arkansas: August House Publishers, Inc, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A writer's notebook" - a series of vignettes about this noted historian (author of 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee') in which he shares his memories of growing up in Arkansas where his mother in 1920 became the postmistress and put him in charge of special deliveries, his years as a printer's devil and reporter in the Ozarks, his education and military service, his fascination with the American West, his devotion to writing and more. SIGNED by Brown on the title pabe. Illustrated with photographs. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-874832675.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line).Book ID: 73805More details Price: $30.00
WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir.
Edition: Later printing.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover - An account of growing up in a New York suburb in the 1950s by this Pulitzer Prize winning historian - a time of innocence, marked by the religious rituals of the Catholic and the dawn of a glorious era in baseball. But behind the tranquility was the paranoia of McCarthyism, the fear of nuclear war, and racial prejudice - a time which sowed the seeds of the 60s. Photographs. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-684824892.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 64134More details Price: $15.00
THE LAST PAGAN: Presidential address before the Chicago Literary Club, Forty-third year, October 9. 1916.
Edition: First printing.
Chicago: Chicago Literary Club, 1917. First edition - One of 310 copies which were printed at the Marion Press in Jamaica, New York for the members of the club in 1917. Includes a long "Proem" and extensive notes. An association copy INSCRIBED on the cover "To Ripley Hitchcock with the compliments of James Westfall Thompson." Hitchcock (1857-1918) was an author and an editor, who edited the works of Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, Zane Grey and others. Westfall was a noted historian and author himself, on the faculty of the University of Chicago at the time he gave this address. Decorative vignettes on the title page and as a tail piece. 92 pp plus the colophon.
Condition: Good only in printed sage green wrappers - wear to both covers, but especially the rear cover which has a large triangular chip at the lower corner. The top edges of the pages are still unopened.Book ID: 55770More details Price: $50.00