Possum Creek Tales SIGNED

By: Killen, Howard

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


1st edition author's presentation copy, signed on title page: "To ., My pretty friend from Idaho. Thanks for reading my book and remembering me. Best wishes and thanks. H. Killen. White background glossy paperback showing picture of a possum on cover and red titles. Slight curl to tips of lightly brushed cover, text crisp and unmarked save for a red rubber stamp on title page is the following: Please excuse crude language it was the authors intent to portray the common vocabulary used in the extreme backwoods setting of the authors uneducated origin. Howard Killen. Illustrated with b/w photos. This is a rare historical and biographical 216 pg work by Howard Killen who attempts to chronicle the events during his early life just as they occurred. Events are covered from the time of his very first recollection (about age two), until his enlistment into the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 1940's. Born in 1920 about two hundred yards from the banks of Possum Creek. The Possum Creek area was a very small rural neighborhood, consisting mostly of kinsmen and closely knit families. It was referred to as living "Down on Possum". There was no post office. Mail went through the post office at Killen, Alabama. A Mr. Hyde brought it round by horse and buggy.

Title: Possum Creek Tales SIGNED

Author Name: Killen, Howard

Illustrator: Photographs

Categories: BIOGRAPHY,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: AL, Privately Published: 2000

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Soft cover

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 30778

Keywords: KILLEN, ALABAMA, POSSUM CREEK SIGNED BY AUTHOR,