Those of you who are loyal followers of this weblog are among the first to know this – The Life and Truth of George R. Stewart: A Literary Biography of the Author of Earth Abides has just had a major price reduction. Originally $55.00, McFarland has reduced the price to $35.00. The new price puts the book well within the budget of most GRS fans.
(Like Amazon, McFarland ships free. Click on the book cover to go to the book’s page.)
As the authorized biography of GRS, the book contains previously unpublished photographs and other materials about Stewart, and also his mid-twentieth century community of American writers and scientists, and others . There are photos of Wallace Stegner, C. S. Forester, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, and others. Manuscript materials include quotations from letters from Walt Disney and others, a radio mystery script “starring” Stewart, and a previously unpublished Civil War Journal from the Battle of the Peninsula.
The book is meticulously, thoroughly researched. Written for a general audience, Feedback indicates it’s well-written, easy to read, and interesting.
It will take a week or two for the price drop to be reflected at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Then, for the price of a few lattes, you can have your own copy of this well-reviewed biography of one of the great writers and thinkers of the last 100 years.
P.S. If you want to save even more money, you can buy it as an ebook, here, in several formats, for less than $13. Of course, you’ll lose the wonderful texture and of the printed book.