New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1996. B&W photos. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by Author on the half title; thick 8vo (9 1/4" x 6 3/8" x 2"); quarter black cloth with gold lettering on spine over black boards; archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting Hellman & Hammett; illustrated with 16 pages of B&W photographs; 572 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 6 oz. Fine / Fine. Item #6760
Joan Mellen (born 1941) is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of twenty-four books. These range from film criticism--especially those on Japanese cinema--to studies on the CIA and its involvement in the assassination of JFK.
SUPERIOR CONDITION in most respects: Faint traces of stamp on top edge of pages.