Ingersoll, Ralph ; [SIGNED]
POINT OF DEPARTURE An Adventure in Autobiography
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
First Edition; First Printing
1 x 8 x 5.6 Inches
Harcourt Brace & World
Signed by Author
Autograph; 247 pages; Inscribed and Signed by the author on title page to Katharine Graham [1917-2001 - Publisher, and later, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Post Company]. Clean and tight in original binding in very good dustjacket price-clipped with minor edgewear. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. From the DJ -- "Ralph Ingersoll has been everywhere, seen everything, and known everybody, and in this zestful recollection of the beginnings of his incredibly successful, colorful, and varied career, he tells his own story with irrestible candor. A distinguished editor and writer, he has had a fabulous publishing record -- first managing editor of The New Yorker, editor of Fortune, vice-president and general Manager of Time, Inc. when he created Life, founder of the newspaper P.M. ... With wit and insight he describes his boyhood as a rebel in a conservative, old New York family, his riotously misspent youth at Hotchkiss and Yale, and his hectic years on the fledgling NEW YORKER. His maravelous anecdotes about the birth pangs of that remarkable magazine and its brilliant staff -- Harold Ross, James Thurber, E.B. and Katharine White -- and their associates at the Algonquin Round table, offer a vivid glimpse of a fascinating world. " A wonderful association copy. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.