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ALEX HALEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN HERSEY, STEPHEN KING, ALLEN GINSBERG, NORMAN MAILER, MARIO PUZO, JOHN W. TOLAND, WILLIAM L. SHIRER - HFSID 67649

AUTHORS: STEPHEN KING, NORMAN MAILER, MARIO PUZO, JOHN HERSEY, ALEX HALEY, ALLEN GINSBERG, WILLIAM SHIRER and JOHN TOLAND Eight novelists and historians sign a First Day Cover celebrating the ability to write.

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AUTHORS: STEPHEN KING, NORMAN MAILER, MARIO PUZO, JOHN HERSEY, ALEX HALEY, ALLEN GINSBERG, WILLIAM SHIRER and JOHN TOLAND
Eight novelists and historians sign a First Day Cover celebrating the ability to write.
First Day Cover signed: "Stephen King", "Norman Mailer", "Mario Puzo", "John Hersey", "Alex Haley", "Allen Ginsberg", "William L Shirer" and "John Toland", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring the ability to write, 1-cent stamp and 4-cent LaGuardia stamp affixed, postmarked New York, N.Y., March 6, 1980, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Among KING's spine-chilling novels are Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), Cujo (1981) and Salem's Lot (1993). MAILER, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner (Armies of the Night, 1969 and The Executioner's Song, 1980), found his first critical and financial success with The Naked and the Dead (1948). PUZO, who published The Godfather in 1969, was the screenwriter for the film and its two sequels, winning Academy Awards for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather, Part II (1974). HERSEY won a Pulitzer for his first novel, A Bell for Adano (1944). HALEY popularized the study of Black history and genealogy with Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his 1976 novel. GINSBERG was a poet of the 50s beat generation and spokesman for the 60s counterculture. SHIRER, an American journalist, novelist and historian, is best known for his 1960 work, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. TOLAND won a Pulitzer for The Rising Sun (1970), a history of Japan from 1936-1945. Staple impression at mid-right margin touches the "y" in Hersey. Fine condition.

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