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LAST OF THE CONQUERORS [SIGNED]
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LAST OF THE CONQUERORS [SIGNED]

by Smith, William Gardner

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1948. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 262 pages; G-/G-; spine pink faded to white and grey with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75', fading to spine, chipping to all extremities, including head and tail of spine, front hinge; water-staining to fore and lower edges of boards; Signed flat by Smith in blue ink on the ffep, small bleed onto front flap; First Edition, Second Printing, before publication; extremely scarce signed; shelved case 6. William Gardner Smith's debut novel, it reflects his own experience as an African-American GI serving in the racially segregated United States Army in US-occupied Germany after World War II. It revolves around the protagonist, Hayes Dawkins, having an affair with Ilse, a white German woman. Smith's third book, South Street (1954), is considered to be one of the first black militant protest novels. 1352318. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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Last of the Conquerors
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Last of the Conquerors

by Smith, William Gardner

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NY: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1948. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Debut novel by the expatriate American journalist and writer, written at the age of twenty while Smith was serving as an Army typist in occupied Berlin. The plot centers on the romance between a Black American solider and a white German woman, and explores the paradox that a member of the segregated Army might finally be accepted as an equal in a country responsible for the most heinous racial genocide of the century. A significant social protest novel, and arguably the first to examine the racism then rampant in the American Army. First edition. Octavo (5.5 x 8.25 in.); 262pp.; gray cloth boards; dark red spine lettering; in dust jacket. Near fine, with light shelfwear at spine ends and tips, mild toning to textblock. Unclipped ("$2.75") jacket in good only condition, with one larger chip affecting top of front panel and spine (where only the "Sm" of Smith's name remains), and numerous small, shallow chips and… Read More
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