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Testament

Morrell, David

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ISBN 10: 0871311925 / ISBN 13: 9780871311924
Editorial: M Evans & Co, 1975
Condición: Collectible - Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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1975-Signed & inscribed First Edition/First Printing. Book is in excellent condition, dustjacket has edgerubs and a tear and piece missing near spine. In new archival protector. Hardback. SKU-6704059 1975-10. N° de ref. de la librería SKU- 6704059

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Título: Testament

Editorial: M Evans & Co

Año de publicación: 1975

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Collectible - Very Good

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Master of the high-action thriller, David Morrell is a five-time New York Times bestselling paperback author (First Blood, The Covenant of the Flame). Back in print after eight years, Testament--a chilling novel of a race for survival against a fanatical white supremacy group--is newly repackaged to kick off Warner's much-in-demand Morrell backlist program.

About the Author:

My father was killed during World War II, shortly after I was born in 1943. My mother had difficulty raising me and at the same time holding a job, so she put me in an orphanage and later in a series of boarding homes. I grew up unsure of who I was, desperately in need of a father figure. Books and movies were my escape. Eventually I decided to be a writer and sought help from two men who became metaphorical fathers to me: Stirling Silliphant, the head writer for the classic TV series "Route 66" about two young men in a Corvette who travel America in search of themselves, and Philip Klass (whose pen name is William Tenn), a novelist who taught at the Pennsylvania State University where I went to graduate school from 1966 to 1970. The result of their influence is my 1972 novel, First Blood, which introduced Rambo. The search for a father is prominent in that book, as it is in later ones, most notably The Brotherhood of the Rose (1984), a thriller about orphans and spies. During this period, I was a professor of American literature at the University of Iowa. With two professions, I worked seven days a week until exhaustion forced me to make a painful choice and resign from the university in 1986. One year later, my fifteen-year-old son, Matthew, died from bone cancer, and thereafter my fiction tended to depict the search for a son, particularly in Fireflies (1988) and Desperate Measures (1994). To make a new start, my wife and I moved to the mountains and mystical light of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where my work changed yet again, exploring the passionate relationships between men and women, highlighting them against a background of action as in the newest, Burnt Sienna. To give his stories a realistic edge, he has been trained in wilderness survival, hostage negotiation, executive protection, antiterrorist driving, assuming identities, electronic surveillance, and weapons. A former professor of American literature at the University of Iowa, Morrell now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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