A Russian Journal

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Steinbeck, John. Capa, Robert (photography). New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First Edition. First Printing. Condition (Book/DJ): Very Good/Fair.

John Steinbeck A RUSSIAN JOURNAL 1948 First Printing Pictures by Robert Capa Original Dust Jacket Photographs Travel Moscow Culture Farmers Caucasus Ukraine Photography Farmers Workers Peasant Intellectuals

Title: A Russian Journal
Author: John Steinbeck - John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939) and "East of Eden" (1952) and for the novella "Of Mice and Men" (1937). He was an author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. , Robert Capa - Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann) was a Jewish-Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris. His action photographs, such as those taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion, uniquely portray the violence of war.
In 1947, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris with David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and William Vandivert. The organization was the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers.
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1948
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This vintage first printing is bound in pale blue cloth with a yellow cloth spine and blue lettering to the spine and front board. The volume is housed in the original pictorial dust jacket. Photographs by Robert Capa enhance the text. “This book is by one of the world’s most famous writers and one of the world’s most famous photographers; it is about one of the most important parts of our world-but it is one of the least pretentious books ever presented. Steinbeck and Capa decided that while ordinary citizens as well as experts were telling each other all about Stalin’s plans and Communist intentions, no one was trying to find out what the 190,000,000 human beings in the U.S.S.R. were really like as people. They decided to try to take a trip that would avoid the mighty and concentrate on the ordinary man and woman, that would avoid political discussion and editorial comment and try to limit itself to an examination of how people live, what they think-in short, what they are like. This book is the result.†(From the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well, with some typical indications of age and wear, including mild shelfwear and rubbing. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning to clean pages. The original dust jacket shows mild soiling, chipping and a tear on the lower portion of the back cover.