First printing of the novel of an Atomic Age-nightmare, the basis for Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece.<br />
Near fine in very good plus jacket.
TWO HOURS TO DOOM
"Once again, the fate of the world was trembling in the balance."
Better known by its later title, RED ALERT, Peter Bryan George's thriller of mutually assured destruction achieved immortality through Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation: DR. STRANGELOVE, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. George, a collaborator on the screenplay along with Kubrick and Terry Southern, wrote his original novel as a tense speculative thriller, with little tonal resemblance to Kubrick's black comedy. George was a flight lieutenant in the RAF at the time of composition and issued TWO HOURS TO DOOM under a pseudonym, but later published a novelisation of DR. STRANGELOVE as Peter George: an adaptation of an adaptation of his own work, three times removed.
London: T.V. Boardman and Company, (1958). 7'' x 5''. Original black cloth. In original price-clipped dust jacket. 192 pages. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Minor wear and bumping to boards. Jacket restored, with some shelfsoil to rear panel.
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