The sweeping wind: a memoir.

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., [1962]. 8vo. [x], 246 pp., including half-title. FIRST EDITION. Tan cloth; though without a dust-jacket, an excellent, uncut copy. Item #12116

First edition. A memoir written after the death of his second wife, Rhea, for whom De Kruif abandoned his first wife and two children. It is valuable for its insider’s view of the literary and scientific worlds spanning over four decades.

Price: $25.00

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