Mailer, Norman -- The Armies of the Night [Bok]
London: The New American Library, 1968. First Edition. 288pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Modest fading to the top of front boad, a small pencil mark on fly leaf. Unclipped wrapper has minor toning. SIGNED by the author on the title page.
"Fifty years after the March on the Pentagon, Norman Mailer’s seminal tour de force remains as urgent and incisive as ever. Winner of America’s two highest literary awards, The Pulitzer and the National Book Award, The Armies of the Night uniquely and unforgettably captures the Sixties’ tidal wave of love and rage at its crest and a towering genius at his peak. The time is October 21, 1967. The place is Washington, D.C. Depending on the paper you read, 20,000 to 200,000 protestors are marching to end the war in Vietnam, while helicopters hover overhead and federal marshals and soldiers with fixed bayonets await them on the Pentagon steps. Among the marchers is a writer named Norman Mailer. From his own singular participation in the day’s events and his even more extraordinary perceptions comes a classic work that shatters the mold of traditional reportage". goodreads.