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A peep into the twentieth century

  • 200 Pages
  • 0.33 MB
  • English
Arbor House , New York
StatementChristopher Davis ; introduction by Anatole Broyard.
SeriesArbor House library of contemporary Americana
LC ClassificationsPS3554.A933 P4 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 200 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2865292M
ISBN 100877957118
LC Control Number84028383

Christopher Davis is the author of 10 novels, two books of nonfiction, a children's book, two plays, and numerous essays. His novel A Peep Into The 20th Century was a National Book Award nominee. In he received the Career Award from the American Academy and Institute of Author: Christopher Davis.

A National Book Award nominee, A Peep Into The 20th Century is about the first electrical execution in and the war between Edison and Westinghouse for the soul of electricity's first deliberate victim.

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