First edition, first printing, recounting one girl's response to Orson Welles's famous broadcast, by the celebrated writer whose book M.C. HIGGINS, THE GREAT was the first by a Black author to win the Newbery Medal.
First edition of this oft-comical tale of post-World War I Monterey, following the exploits of a wine-loving and vaguely Arthurian group of paisanos, a beautiful copy in the scarce original dust jacket.
By Thomas Heggen, illustrated by Samuel Hanks Bryant
First edition of this story of the men of a WWII Naval Auxiliary ship as they wage "war" against boredom, apathy, and their "pig-headed" captain – adapted into a 1955 film starring Henry Fonda and James Cagney.