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The Nuclear Age

By O'Brien, Tim




The Nuclear Age is about one man's slightly insane attempt to come to terms with a dilemma that confronts us all—a little thing called The Bomb. The year is 1995, and William Cowling has finally found the courage to meet his fears head-on. Cowling's courage takes the form of a hole that he begins digging in his backyard in an effort to "bury" all thoughts of the apocalypse. Cowling's wife, however, is ready to leave him; his daughter has taken to calling him "nutto"; and Cowling's own checkered past seems to be rising out of the crater taking shape on his lawn, besieging him with flashbacks and memories of a life that's had more than its share of turmoil. Brilliantly interweaving his masterful storytelling powers with dark, surreal humor and empathy for characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Tim O'Brien brings us his most entertaining novel to date. At once wildly comic and sneakily profound, The Nuclear Age is also utterly unforgettable.


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The Nuclear Age

O'BRIEN, Tim

Portland: Press-22, 1981. Softcover. Fine. First edition, wrappered issue. Fine in wrappers. A limited edition of an excerpt from O'Brien's work-in-progress at the time, later published with the same title. Of an edition of 125 numbered copies in wrappers and signed by the author, this is Signed but unnumbered, and is stamped "proof set". Very scarce, possibly unique. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE.

O'Brien, Tim.

KNOPF. NY 1985. Fine with no dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain beige colored wrappers. (Publicity sheet stapled to inside of front cover. ) Handwritten note from Knopf editor laid-in. .

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'BRIEN, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Wraps. Review matter stapled to inside cover. Slightly soiled and cocked. Very Good. Uncorrected Proof in printed wraps.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'BRIEN, Tim

Portland: Press-22, (1981). First Edition. Wraps. Fine. Printed wraps. One of 125 numbered and SIGNED copies of a total edition of 151.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'Brien, Tim

Portland: PRESS-22, 1981. A FINE FIRST EDITION LIMITED PROOF IN WRAPS. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.. Signed. FIRST EDITION LIMITED PROOF. Fine. WRAPS.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred a Knopf. Hardcover. To Salz, all best wishes, Tim O'Brien. sale. . Fine. 1985. First Edition.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE.

O'Brien, Tim.

COLLINS. LONDON 1986. Near Fine. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0002230151 . First British edition. SIGNED by Tim O'Brien on title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Trace of foxing at top edge. ) .

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The Nuclear Age

Tim O'Brien

1985-04-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First edition, 8vo, pp. [8], 312; dust jacket with small schmutz on front panel, inoffensive remainder mark on top edge, else fine. This copy inscribed on the half-title, "To John & Lorna, Best, Tim O'Brien."

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The Nuclear Age

Tim O'Brien

1996-02-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'Brien, Tim

PreSS 22 First. One of 125 numbered copies. Signed by the author. An excerpt from O'Brien's work-in-progress, that was finally published as a novel in 1985 (with the same title). Fine copy in stiff cardstock printed wrappers. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Soft Cover. Book.

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The Nuclear Age

Tim O'Brien

Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed with inscription on title page by author.

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The Nuclear Age

O'BRIEN, Tim

New York: Knopf, 1985. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Fine. Presentation copy, signed, of a review copy, with a glossy promotional photo of the author.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alferd A. Knopf. Hardcover. spine lightly sunned o/w fine/fine . New. 1985. First Edition.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

Tim O'Brien

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 039454286X . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Few small open tears along front panel edges. Remainder mark on top edge of text block. Glue stain on FEP. Stated First Edition. ; 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.1 inches; 312 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'BRIEN, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Some dust soiling to bulked top edge of text, otherwise Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. A Review Copy with a promotional broadside and the publisher's business card laid in. SIGNED by the author on the title page.

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The Nuclear Age - 1st Edition/1st Printing

O’Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 039454286X . A Near Fine first printing of the first edition with small stain to top of page block, in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear. Signed and inscribed by author Tim O’Brien on title page; .

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The Nuclear Age (Signed First Print Copy)

O'Brien, Tim

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1985. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. Very fine in a very fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy signed by the author on the title page. No interior markings or remainders. In unread condition. From the author of "Going Ater Cacciato" and "The Things They Carried". One of America's best novelist's---and one of the best writer's about war and the emotional effects of war. Very collectable condition--from a recent Bonham's and Butterfield's auction--with the auction tag tipped into the book.

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NUCLEAR AGE

Tim O'Brien

1987-05-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Nuclear Age

Tim O'Brien

1993-09-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR after the word 'Best,' with no other name present. A superb copy in a Mylar dj cover.. Signed. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Octavo.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'Brien, Tim

Alfred A. Knopf. NY., 1985 Book size about 5 by 8 inches with some 312 pages. Bound in light brown wraps with black lettering. This is an UNCORRECTED PROOF copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. Small bump to front cover upper right carrying forward about 35 or so pages else very slight wear. NEAR FINE Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfed A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Paperbacked Boards/Cloth Spine. As New/As New. Review copy w/ slip and promotional material laid-in No previous owner signatures or inscriptions. Exemplary condition.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First edition. SIGNED by the author with a quote on the half-title page, "a pale dwarf moon gives light . . . / Tim O'Brien" Top corners lightly creased where bumped, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with few tiny, inconspicuous tears including one affecting tip of "U" in title.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE.

O'Brien, Tim.

NY: KNOPF. 1985. Fine. 1985. First Edition. 039454286X . SIGNED by Tim O'Brien on the title page. Fine in a close to fine dj. (Slight discoloration at spine on dj.) (B) .

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Knopf, 1985. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Bound in publisher's original quarter green cloth and yellow boards with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Signed by the author on the title page.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'BRIEN, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight bumping to corners. About Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author on the title page.

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The Nuclear Age

O'BRIEN, Tim

The first Japanese edition. Fine in wrappers, with publisher's wraparound band. Signed by the author. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Softcover. Fine.

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The Nuclear Age

O'BRIEN, Tim

NY: Knopf. 1985. O'Brien's fourth novel, about a man compelled to dig a bomb shelter in his back yard to protect his family even if it means losing them in the process. Signed by the author with the added phrase from the book, in quotes: "It's love I want. Worship." Remainder stripe; else fine in a near fine, spine-faded dust jacket. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Nuclear Age

Tim O'Brien

Alfred A. Knopf, 1985-09-12. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'Brien, Tim

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1985.. Near fine in a fine dustjacket (rem line, bright unfaded spine on dj.). First printing. O'Brien's extraordinary, and hard-to-describe fourth book, which opens in 1995 with a man digging a hole... SIGNED on the title page.

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The Nuclear Age: A Novel

Very Good . Hardcover . 1st Edition . 1985 .

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. First printing Fine, In a near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to the spine ends. Signed by the author on the title page.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. 039454286X This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine gilt. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. . Fine. 1985. First Edition.

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The Nuclear Age.

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Knopf, 1985. 8vo. 312 pp. Green Cloth on Yellow Boards, Dust Jacket, Very Good. Appears to be an unread volume. Signed dedication on title page by author to Herb Yellin, Lord John Press, Hartridge, CA. First Edition.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred A.Knopf Inc, 1985. Top corners lightly bumped, page edges faint ly dusted.His follow-up book to the National Book Award-winning GOING AFTER CACCIATO. INSCRIBED " Peace, Tim O'Brien" on the title page. I personally obtained his signature when he spoke on campus here in 1997.. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Near Fine.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1985, a Borzoi book. First Edition stated on the copyright page. The copy is SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book fine. DJ fine. DJ price is $16.95.

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The Nuclear Age

O'BRIEN, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Softcover. Fine. Uncorrected proof. Fine in wrappers. Publisher's promotional laid in.

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The Nuclear Age

O'BRIEN, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Slightly bumped corners and some darkening else very good in a very good dustwrapper with edgewear. Inscribed by the author.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE

O'Brien, Tim

Alfred A. Knopf. NY., 1985 Book size about 5 by 8 inches with some 312 pages. Bound in light brown wraps with black lettering. This is an UNCORRECTED PROOF copy. Very slight wear; small stain mark on rear cover. FINE Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. 1st Edition.. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket.

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THE NUCLEAR AGE.

O'Brien, Tim.

KNOPF. NY 1985. Fine. 1985. First Edition. 039454286X . Fine in a Nf. dj. (Short edge tear at crest of spine on dj. Tiny chip at base of front cover. No remainder marks) .

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The Nuclear Age (Signed First Printing)

Tim O'Brien

New York : Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1985. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing (1-10) From a recent auction of modern firsts--with the auction tag tipped in--signed by O'Brien on the title page--signature only. A handsome first print copy--near- fine in a fine unclipped dustjacket--no markings or wear--appears to be in unread condition--small remainder dot to bottom page edge. A very very slight fading to the dustjacket spine--otherwise flawless condition from top to bottom. From the National Book Award winning author of "Going After Cacciato" and "The Things They Carried". From a recent Bonham's and Butterfields auction. Protected in a new acrylic dustjacket cover.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1985. A fine unread copy protected by Brodart Archival cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. The binding is in almost "AS NEW" condition, it still crackles when opened, a remainder mark on the bottom near spine. The dust jacket is also nearly "AS NEW", a very bright, clean copy of a very funny book by this celebrated author.. "First Edition". Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

Hardcover. 312 pp. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1985). First Edition stated. First Printing. $16.95 OP on front DJ flap. Bright, clean, square, unmarked copy appears mostly unread. Straight and sharp boards and corners. DJ protected in Brodart. Remainder mark on top block. Near Fine/Fine. More photos on request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

NY: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1985. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 1985 Knopf First/First **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** on the title page and a FINE/FINE near MINT copy..

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1985. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition, First Printing. Review copy with slip laid in signed "Best, Tim O'Brien" on the half-title page. A beautiful copy..

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Knopf, 1985. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Presentation signed by the author on the half-title page. Bound in publisher's original quarter green cloth and yellow boards with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Remainder mark on bottom edge.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Knopf, 1985 Signed by O'Brien. Rubbing, edgewear and closed tears to dust jacket. Remainder mark. Near Fine/Near Fine.. Remainder. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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The Nuclear Age

O'Brien, Tim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 39454286X . "Simply put, the best novel written about the war." - Miami Herald, from front flap. Ships same to next business day. Remainder mark. Front hinge is cracked, free end paper has pencil smudges, text block edges are lightly soiled. Bottom of spine bumped and worn. Otherwise clean copy. Bottom of dust jacket spine is torn and worn, but it is now sealed in a archival protective cover. Plastic cover has an "autographed copy" sticker. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages; Signed by Author .

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