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Here, at last back in print, is the classic dual biography of Ross Lockridge and Thomas Heggen, two authors who achieved sudden fame and fortune and then self-destructed. Ross Lockridge, the author of the spectacularly best-selling "Raintree County, " and Thomas Heggen, the creator of "Mister Roberts, " both were thrust in the 1940s into unexpected fame and money. Each was young and inexperienced in the ways of the world. John Leggett explores their lives, their loves, their friendships, and their writing and publishing experiences to discover what ultimately and tragically failed them. "Ross and Tom" portrays two gifted writers and their final descent into that Fitzgeraldian crack-up where "in the real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning."
Title: Ross and Tom : Two American Tragedies
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc: August 2000
ISBN Number: 0306809923
ISBN Number 13: 9780306809927
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Item: 1.40 Item
Seller ID: 20100215100382
Description: A first edition. Book is clean and tight. Has minor shelf wear. We put tracking on every shipment.