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An August to Remember by William L. Shirer (Out of Print)

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William Shirer, who worked as a journalist for the duration of World War II, and even spent the first year of the war reporting from Berlin, describes his own thought process after the unleashing of atomic bombs on Japan, and considers how the world will forever be changed.


This book was set in Baskerville Monotype by the Mackenzie-Harris corporation in San Francisco. It was hand-printed on a Vandercook press on Arches paper from France in July 1986 at the Penmaen Press in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The cover illustration is by Irena Martens and the design and printing are by Luke Ives Pontifell. Fifty hardcover copies have been bound by hand and numbered I through L.
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Author William L. Shirer
About The Author William Lawrence Shirer (1904-1993) was an American journalist and war correspondent, known for his broadcasts from Berlin during World War II, and for his often cited book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
Dimensions 6 7/8" x 5 1/2"
16 leaves, pp. 1-10; 11-25; 26-32
Edition Limited to 250 copies, soft-cover
Published: 1986
BINDING: Quarter brown linen and bark paper boards. Top and bottom edges trimmes. 'AN AUGUST TO REMEMBER WILLIAM SHIRER' in red on front cover, 'THORNWILLOW PRESS' in red on back cover. Marbeled endpapers. Brown linen clamshell box, lined with red velvet, with brown ribbon pull.
BINDING VARIANT: Also issued in bark paper wrappers, sewn with white thread, with added flyleaves at beginning and end, making the total number of leaves 18. Top and bottom edges trimmed. 'AN AUGUST TO REMEMBER WILLIAM L. SHIRER' in red on front sover, 'THORNWILLOW PRESS' in red on back cover. PAPER: White mould-made laid, chainlines running vertically, watermarked 'ARCHES FRANCE [infinity symbol]' along the bottom edge. Pp. 5-6 and 27-28 are cream barkpaper.
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