JOHN W. TOLAND - ADVERTISEMENT SIGNED - HFSID 221066
JOHN TOLAND Ink signature on a printed copy of a beloved Robert Frost poem, promoting a US stamp honoring Frost Advertisement signed: "John/ Toland" in blue ink. B/w, 7x11. Printed promotional poster for the 10-cent Robert Frost stamp. Frost's poem, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" imprinted over image of stamp.
Sale Price $198.00
Ink signature on a printed copy of a beloved Robert Frost poem, promoting a US stamp honoring Frost
Advertisement signed: "John/ Toland" in blue ink. B/w, 7x11. Printed promotional poster for the 10-cent Robert Frost stamp. Frost's poem, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" imprinted over image of stamp. John Toland (1912-2004) attended Williams College and the Yale School of Drama in hopes to become a playwright, even spending his summer breaks traveling with hobos and writing plays of which his hobo-friends where the main characters. After graduation, he claimed as a writer he was "about as big a failure as a man can be", having written six complete novels, 26 plays, and a hundred short stories before completing his first sale, a short story which The American Magazine paid $165 for in 1954. After a second sale to LOOK magazine on dirigibles, Toland switched his writing focus to history and published his first book on dirigibles, "Ships in the Sky" (1957). He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for "The Rising Sun", which was based on original and extensive interviews with high Japanese officials who survived WWII, chronicling the Empire of Japan from the military rebellion of 1936 to the end of WWII; it won the Pulitzer due to being the first book in English to tell the history of the Pacific War from the Japanese point of view, rather than the American. Toland is also well known for his book, "Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography" (1976), as well as his other history books including "Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath" (1982) and "Battle: The Story of the Bulge" (1987). He wrote two historical novels "Gods of War" (1985) and "Occupation" (1987). Light surface creases. Fine condition.
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