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  • Merz, Charles.
    THE GREAT AMERICAN BAND WAGON,

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Literary Guild of America, 1928. Hardcover - While this might have been a tongue-in-cheek criticism of the excesses of the "roaring twenties" it is amazing how it still describes the United States -whether it is taken to the road in the chapters "The once open road" and "Caravan" or the fascination with "Bigger and better murders", golf, boxing, movies, junk food ("soda fountains" where "the food is bogus" even though wrapped in strictly sanitary packages) and more. Illustrated with drawings by Howard W. Willard. 263 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering (spine rubbed, lettering faded), lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43475
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  • Toure.
    SOUL CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Visiting the seemingly peaceful and culturally rich community of Soul City (where roses bloom in the cracks of the sidewalk along Cornbread Boulevard), journalist Cadillac Jackson finds himself in the midst of a hostile mayoral election and falls in love with a woman who challenges him to rethink his African-American identity. The author's first novel (second book), a mix of comic fantasy and social commentary and a send-up of popular culture trends, praised by such diverse authors as Tom Wolfe, Terry McMillan, Nelson George and others. SIGNED on the title page with a drawing. Wraparound dust jacket art by Christian Clayton. ISBN: 0-316741582.

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

    Book ID: 32672
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