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The Pyramiders, 2007. Second Edition [stated]. Trade paperback. 408 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Footnotes. Table of Authorities. Cover has some wear and soiling. Corner of rear cover creased. Corner of page 223/224 creased. Map inside front cover. Signed by the author on title page. This is about the author's WW2 experiences as a Marine scout, rifleman member of a reconn company who made over 20 night landings on enemy islands and his post-war experiences when his idealism is shattered in law school and the business world.
New York: Random House, 1999. First edition. Stated. Hardcover. 659 pages. Signed by author. Some damage and staining at rear cover and several back pages. Kurt Andersen (born August 22, 1954) is an American novelist. Andersen is the author of three novels, including Turn of the Century, which was a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book of the year, and Heyday, which won the Langum Prize for the best American historical fiction of 2007. His third novel, True Believers was published in 2012. Andersen has also published a book of humorous essays, The Real Thing, about "quintessentialism", and co-authored two humor books, Tools of Power, a parody of self-help books on becoming successful, and Loose Lips, an anthology of edited transcripts of real-life conversations involving celebrated people. In 2017 he wrote Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, which attempts to explain American society's peculiar susceptibility to illusions.