Ragman's Son, The

Publisher Simon & Schuster
Year 1988
Edition 1ST
Printing 1ST
Pages 510
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
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Simon & Schuster, 1988. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. FIRST PRINTING. Red boards over black cloth spine with bright gilt lettering. Beautiful copy with original dust jacket, not price-clipped, slight creases. Most autobiographies by movie stars are ghostwriten and bland. This one is neither. In this powerful, angry, and passionate book, Issur Danielovitch Demsky, the son of an illiterate immigrant Russian-Jewish ragman, tells the story of his life, in his own words, holding back nothing.A passionate look back at the Dickensian poverty that ruled the actor's life as the son of an illiterate, immigrant Russian-Jewish ragman and how he used acting to make a better life, despite its own pain and disappointments. Photo illustrated and not ghost written. Photograph boldly signed by author loosely laid in. 510 pages with index.