Pay attention please to the life of Walter F. Starbuck. Nineteen-hundred and Thirteen gave him the gift of life. Nineteenth-hundred and Thirty-one sent him to Harvard. Nineteen-hundred and Thirty-eight got him a job in the federal government. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy gave him a job in the Nixon White House. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy-five ...
Pay attention please to the life of Walter F. Starbuck. Nineteen-hundred and Thirteen gave him the gift of life. Nineteenth-hundred and Thirty-one sent him to Harvard. Nineteen-hundred and Thirty-eight got him a job in the federal government. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy gave him a job in the Nixon White House. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy-five sent him to prison for his part in the American political scandals known collectively as 'Watergate'. Now Walter F. Starbuck is coming out of jail, into the brave new world of 1980s Manhattan, and this is the story of his first twenty-four hours of freedom.
Dust Jacket Included. Near fine book, spine ends slightly creased and with some small discoloured patches to the purple stained top block edge. Very light page tanning. The dust jacket is also near fine and price-clipped, creased at the spine ends and somewhat rubbed, with some shelf wear at the edges and with a very small patch of the lamination at the bottom edge of the front flap scraped off. First UK edition, first printing.
Reader copy. Publisher: Delacorte Date of Publication: 1979 Binding: Hardcover Condition: This is the only stated Delacorte Edition (BCE? ) from 1979. Both the DJ and the book are in positively minty-mint condition---as if untouched by human hands. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. ---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (they still crackle)
Jailbird is the story of a hapless, but harmless career bureaucrat who seems destined to be continually punished for his sympathy for the working man. From the McCarthy Red Trials to Watergate, Walter F Starbuck consistently finds himself facing the wrong direction to the prevailing winds of capitalism.
Like the protagonist himself, Jailbird is a mild-mannered book simmering just under the surface with a scathing indictment of bureaucracy, ivy league education and multi-national corporations. Written in Vonnegut?s signature style, Jailbird is one of his best. A must have for any serious collection.
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