Random House; 1998; "A Signed FIRST EDITION" STATED on dj. As New/As New in protective mylar cover. SIGNED on Front Endpaper by Norman Mailer. One of America's most controversial writers. Mailer selected the contents of this work to create an on going narrative of events large and small that have shaped America over the last 50 years. A masterpiece by the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize winning author, included are passages from"The Naked and the Dead" "The Executioner's Song" among other Mailer novels, as well as portraits of Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Truman Capote, JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and more. Often portrayed as "controversial Mailer will surprise readers with his candidness, his error in judgement and deed, both personal and literary, but also what a shrewd and stylish tiger he has been. A fascinating read! 1287 pages.