Lewis, John (Author/Subject); Aydin, Andrew (Co-Author) & Powell, Nate (Artist/Illustrator). MARCH: BOOK THREE: THE LIMITED EDITION. Marietta, Georgia: Top Shelf Productions, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 256 pages. As New.

Volume Three of the author's autobiography, presented as a graphic novel in three consecutive volumes. One of the most important books of our time. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed hardcover copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. In the epochal 2016 Election Year, the book sold out shortly after publication, is a national mega-bestseller, and remains available in multiple subsequent printings. The Limited Edition has the same ISBN as the trade softcover. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Nate Powell: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Art by Nate Powell. The latter is deliberately and powerfully rendered in black-and-white, like a documentary film from the period. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in Canada to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition collectible format, John Lewis' "March: Book Three". The third and final volume of Congressman John Lewis' remarkable and moving journey as an African-American, and if we may say so (since he himself does not), as a great American. "A vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Reflects on the highs and lows of the Civil Rights Movement and brings those days back to life for a new audience, testifying to a Movement, whose echoes will be heard for generations" (Publisher's blurb). Book Three "begins with the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, which took the lives of four young black girls. Covers the Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964; the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City; the Presidential Election of 1964. Culminates in the March from Selma to Montgomery in March, 1965. John Lewis is beaten nearly to death. The violence, racism, and denial of basic rights were on full view for the American public to see on television and read about in newspapers from coast to coast. And then, there is a particularly touching moment when President Barack Obama hands Lewis a handwritten note just after his inauguration. It's incredibly moving, and if you want to know what it is, you have to read the book" (Frank L. Greenagel). One of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis' commitment to justice and non-violence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. His story is eloquently told. Its graphic-novel treatment is nothing less than a masterpiece of the illustrator's art: Nate Powell's cinematic visual style has such visceral immediacy and power that each volume in the trilogy serves not just as a draft/storyboard to an actual film, but has the look and feel of film itself, aided by the fact that this stunning conclusion is told in flashbacks. "The closest American peer to Art Spiegelman's 'Maus' has arrived" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page that is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. This title is a great book. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online are subsequent printings. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest Americans of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO "MARCH" VOLUME ONE AND VOLUME TWO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1603094024. $300.00

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