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  • GIRL NEXT DOOR. by Brooks, Anne Tedlock.
    Brooks, Anne Tedlock.
    GIRL NEXT DOOR.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Arcadia House, 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon young adult romance about nursing in a small town hospital - in addition to the romantic story, this depicts the devastation of polio at that time, and Kit, the young nurse, goes to Minneapolis to be trained in the Kenney method of treatment. 256 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding of light green buckram with white lettering, no dj.

    Book ID: 64827
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  • A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. by Peterson, Virgilia.
    Peterson, Virgilia.
    A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

    Edition: 4th printing (just 3 months after the first)

    New York: Atheneum, 1961. dj. SIGNED hardcover - A highly praised and somewhat controversial autobiography - Peterson herself describes it as "an attempt to rise above my limitations" while William Shirer (in one of the many comments on the dust jacket) calls this "an explosively self-revealing portrait" and Kirkus Reviews described it as "not an autobiography in the sense of being a chronology of successive events, but in her search for self-knowledge, she explores the major incidents: her oddly sheltered, prosperous middle-class childhood; . . an illness (polio) in late adolescence, that might well have marred her physically and emotionally; her meeting- parting- and eventual marriage to a Polish prince .. . the war- which left her oddly untouched…

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    New York: Atheneum, 1961. dj. SIGNED hardcover - A highly praised and somewhat controversial autobiography - Peterson herself describes it as "an attempt to rise above my limitations" while William Shirer (in one of the many comments on the dust jacket) calls this "an explosively self-revealing portrait" and Kirkus Reviews described it as "not an autobiography in the sense of being a chronology of successive events, but in her search for self-knowledge, she explores the major incidents: her oddly sheltered, prosperous middle-class childhood; . . an illness (polio) in late adolescence, that might well have marred her physically and emotionally; her meeting- parting- and eventual marriage to a Polish prince .. . the war- which left her oddly untouched though it changed the flow of life; motherhood- strangely peripheral; post-war and a new love; the catastrophe that almost wrote finis to her life- and ever and always, her stumbling ineptitude in human relations, growing- she feels- out of that failure in understanding that stemmed back to the mother she hated. There are many gaps in facts- but it seems to matter little in the almost uncomfortably honest search for herself." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. 334 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some toning to the dj)

    Book ID: 68045
    View cart More details Price: $30.00