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1 A Walk Toward Oregon: A Memoir Josephy Jr., Alvin M.
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Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2000 Knopf. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Very minor shelfwear. Gift-giving condition. 333 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Returning from harrowing service as a Marine combat correspondent, Josephy began an autobiographical novel in which he let off a lot of steam and personal passion. He abandoned it halfway through--perhaps the reason we now have his thoughtful, understated, engrossing memoir. Born into an affluent, well-connected New York family in 1915, but a Harvard dropout after 2 years when the Depression left him without tuition money, Josephy went on to live by his wits, his connections, his courage. He writes of early radio, investigative journalism, prewar Hollywood and the battle for Iwo Jima, then of postwar false starts followed by success as an author (The Civil War in the American West) and with American Heritage magazine. Finally, he finds the cause of his life in promoting American Indian rights plundered over 2 centuries, and in rehabilitating Native history.... Few memoirs evoking American dreams and realities have the atmosphere of genuineness conveyed by this one....'--Publishers Weekly, 1999. 
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