ERSKINE CALDWELL - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 179711
Sale Price $144.00
ERSKINE CALDWELLThe author signs on this FDC honoring the 100th Anniversary of West Virginia being a state First Day Cover Signed: "Erskine Caldwell", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the 100th Anniversary of West Virginia being a state, four 5-cent stamps affixed, postmarked Wheeling, West Virginia, June 20, 1963, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. In 1941, Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) traveled to Russia through China with his then-wife, photographer Margaret Bourke-White, and the couple was present on July 22, 1941, when the first German bombs exploded over Moscow. In 1942, Caldwell, who had sent dispatches to CBS Radio as a war correspondent, published "Moscow Under Fire", an essay, and All Night Long, A Novel of Guerilla Warfare in Russia based on his experiences there. The writer of 25 novels, 150 short stories and 12 non-fiction books, Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) is best known for his depictions of poverty stricken blacks and whites in the South. His 1932 novel Tobacco Road (1932) became a long-running Broadway play and God's Little Acre (1933) sold over 14 million copies; both were made into feature films. In all, the prolific author sold some 80 million copies of his works in 43 languages! Fine condition.
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