Memories of the Ford Administration. John Updike.
Memories of the Ford Administration
Memories of the Ford Administration
Memories of the Ford Administration
Memories of the Ford Administration

Memories of the Ford Administration

ISBN: 0679416811
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. "Alfred Clayton, the hero of John Updike's fifteenth novel, has received a request from the Northern New England Association of American Historians for his memories and impressions of the Gerald Ford administration (1974-77). "Alf" obliges with his memories of a turbulent period in his personal history, as well as pages of an unpublished book he was writing at the time, on the life of James Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States (1857-61). The alternating texts body forth an arresting contrast between the life-styles and social dictions of two American centuries." (from front flap) A later contemporary-historical novel by John Updike (1932-2009), among the most acclaimed, successful & astonishingly prolific authors in all of the American literary canon. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first trade edition as stated on copyright page, published just after or simultaneously with a privately printed limited edition. A masterly, imaginative work with most interesting American-historical premises; an essential collectible in the vast, & vastly important, Updike oeuvre. Book in very fine condition with only the slightest wear & fading of burgundy-red cloth edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; felt-tip remainder mark (matching cloth color) across width of grey-dyed upper text block near spine. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket very fine with only just a bit of wear, tiny bumps & creasing at thin edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3824]

Price: $60.00

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