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Books:English Literature:Uncorrected Proofs From ZH BOOKS


Upstairs at the White House. My Life with the First Ladies [Uncorrected Proof Copy]

By West, J. B. [with] Kotz, Mary Lynn

New York: Coward,McCann & Geoghegen, Inc., 1973. Softcover. Uncorrected proof; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; pp. 346; yellow pictorial wraps; faint dust-dulling to wraps; some foxing to top edge only; thin closed cuts to tips of spine; minor wear to corners; internally fine; overall very good or better condition. James Bernard West was Chief Usher of the White House for 12 years, from 1957 to 1969. He served under six presidents from Roosevelt to Nixon. The book documented his work at the White House and contained numerous stories and amusing anecdotes of his time with the presidential families.


An Atmosphere of Violence. Santa Ana, Branch of Heaven [A Novel about El Salvador During the Civil War]

By Marcoux, Carl Henry

[N.P.], 1991. Softcover. Uncorrected/unrecorded proof, ca 1991 ("Rough Draft" hand-written on title page presumably by author); 8 1/2" x 11"; pp. [2], 1-180; black plastic wraps showing very minor wear; small spot to margin of title page, else fine. Carl Henry Marcoux was a United States merchant marine during WWII. His ships took part in the invasion of the Philippines and Okinawa before the war ended in August, 1945. He also served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Marcoux has written several books and memoirs, the manuscripts for which are now in the "Carl Henry Marcoux Collection" at the Library of Congress. His current book, though a work of fiction, is based on real events from the devastating Civil War in El Salvador (1979-1990).


The Red House [Uncorrected Proof]

By Haddon, Mark

New York: Doubleday, 2012. Softcover. Uncorrected proof for the first American edition; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; pp. 2-291; cloth-backed clear plastic wraps; small closed cut to head of spine, else fine. From the author of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time," the current book follows the extraordinary events of an ordinary family when hospital consultant Richard decides to mend severed ties with his sister and her family by inviting them to a joined vacation.


Murder in Mind [Signed/Inscribed by Author]

By Stedwell, Paki

Point Reyes: Point Reyes Press, 1984. Soft cover. Fine. Uncorrected proof; 7" x 8 1/2"; pp. [4], 3-217; clear plastic wraps with some faint yellowing, else fine. Signed/inscribed by author. A copy of an apparently unpublished/unrecorded 'murder mystery" book with psychic experiences and sleep-research supercomputers thrown in the mix by California author Paki Stedwell, who is also the author of "Patchy coastal fog: From Manhattan to (West) Marin in 24 not-so-easy stages" and "Vaulting: Gymnastics on horseback." Though OCLC and the trade turn up numerous copies of those two works, I have not been able to find any record of the current book.