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Dunning, John. TWO O'CLOCK, EASTERN WARTIME. New York City, NY: Scribner, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 478 pages. As New/As New.

The author's seventh novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "With the verisimilitude that's a hallmark of his writing, Dunning delves into a new topic, the golden days of radio, igniting the reader's excitement about the enormous potential of the medium. Jack Dulaney, a novelist, follows a dead man's trail to the Jersey shore in the early days of World War II, where a radio station owned by a recluse has fallen on hard times. The mysterious Harford, who built the station as a showcase for his late wife's ambition, has all but abandoned WHAR, but the actors, writers, producers, and technicians who once shared the dead woman's dream are galvanized by the appearance of Dulaney, who finds his true metier in the creation of original, politically provocative broadcast dramas. Dulaney's creative process is artfully drawn and the ambience of America in wartime is skillfully portrayed" (Jane Adams). "Radio is the greatest invention of the past four centuries. It ranks right up there with Gutenberg's movable type as an earth-shaking force. One of the first things Gutenberg did with his movable type was print a magnificent Bible. The first thing radio did was argue how much selling would be permitted and how ridiculous it would be allowed to get. If it keeps on the way it's going there won't be anything worth listening to. I have this almost morbid fear of the future. Not that radio's greatest days will fade away, but that its greatest day will never come. Fifty years from now it could just be a medium of hucksters and fools, a whorehouse in the sky" (John Dunning). Over to you, Rush Limbaugh. A "must-have" title for John Dunning collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in metallic-silver marker on the title page by John Dunning. The signature stands out beautifully against the light. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover foa long time and is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American mystery writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN DUNNING TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0743201957. $50.00

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