Stranger Come Home. William L. Shirer.

Stranger Come Home

Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1954. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the front end paper in the year of publication to American novelist Nelia Gardner White (1894-1957): "To / Nelia Gardner White / in admiration / Bill Shirer / 1954." It's supposedly fiction but it's very much about McCarthyism. The book is in the form of a diary in which a foreign correspondent returns to the U.S. and is accused of being a Communist. Shirer (1904-1993) was, of course, a famous foreign correspondent himself, writing "Berlin Diary" and "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." 8vo., 369 pages. Very Good, with sunning to edges and toning to end papers, in an unclipped Very Good dust jacket that shows some rubbing as well as a few small chips. Jacket spine a bit faded. As of March 1, 2016, there were no other signed copies on the market. RARE signed. Item #871

"...after I answered the first question and swore I had never been a Communist, the committee lost interest in me. It was as though no one who had not been a Bolshevik could have anything pertinent to say about someone whom the committee was trying to frame as a Red." (page 86).

Price: $375.00

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