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Easton Press "A Life in the 20th Century" Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Signed First Edition [Very Fine]
Easton Press "A Life in the 20th Century" Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Signed First Edition [Very Fine]

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Edition: Easton Press
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Signed First Edition of 1,100
Dimensions: Very Fine

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Product Code: EP1102

Personally hand signed by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. directly onto a special limitation page.

Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 2000. "A Life in the 20th Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950" by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Signed First Edition. Very low number 37 of only 1,100 available in this edition. Limited collector's edition bound in full genuine leather. Includes COA to guarantee signature authenticity. A uniquely signed first edition from Easton Press, accented with 22kt gold, and manufactured to last generations.

Enhance your collectible library with this luxurious leather bound heirloom from Easton Press. Be one of the very few collectors to own this one. A high quality book that also makes the perfect unique gift.

Condition: Very Fine. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps inside the book. See photos. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding, most likely an unread book.


As a preeminent historian of our time, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., continues in his many books and articles to show Americans who we are as a nation, to explain our past, and to illuminate possibilities for the future. But here, in the first volume of his long-awaited memoirs, he turns his acute historian's eye on his own past. In the elegant and witty language of one of our most readable writers, Schlesinger artfully reconstructs a twentieth-century life.

Schlesinger's personal story is ultimately the captivating history of America coming into its own as a world power. It includes a fondly remembered childhood in the Midwest; life in America of the twenties; student days at Harvard, lived in the shadow of a distinguished father; Cambridge University in England in the twilight year between the Munich Pact and the start of World War II; the bitter debate in the United States in the months before Pearl Harbor; a stint overseas with the Office of Strategic Services; the fate of postwar liberalism, under attack from right and left; the origins of The Vital Center. Here is a dramatic evocation of the struggles, the questions, the paradoxes, and the triumphs that shaped our era.

Interweaving personal and national stories, Schlesinger conjures up the colorful details of everyday life, offering readers a rare and revealing window on both the private world of a notable American writer and the innocent beginnings of the American century. A LIFE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: INNOCENT BEGINNINGS, 1917 -- 1950 is destined to become a classic.

Contains all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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