Jim Tully American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler

By: Bauer, Paul & Mark Dawidziak & Ken Burns

Price: $59.97

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Looks new. Signed by both authors. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover . The first biography of the vagabond, hard-boiled writer who rocked Hollywood during the Roaring TwentiesThe son of an Irish ditch-digger, Jim Tully (1886–1947) left his hometown of St. Marys, Ohio, in 1901, spending most of his teenage years in the company of hoboes. Drifting across the country as a “road kid,” he spent those years scrambling into boxcars, sleeping in hobo jungles, avoiding railroad cops, begging meals from back doors, and haunting public libraries. After six years on the road, he jumped off a railroad car in Kent, Ohio, with wild aspirations of becoming a writer. While chasing his dream, Tully worked as a chain maker, boxer, newspaper reporter, and tree surgeon. All the while he was crafting his memories of the road into a dark and astonishing chronicle of the American underclass. Rare.; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.40 inches; 378 pages; Signed by All Authors

Book Title: Jim Tully American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler

Author Name: Bauer, Paul & Mark Dawidziak & Ken Burns

Categories: Author Signed,

Edition: First Edition; Various

Publisher: The Kent State University Press: 2011

ISBN or ASIN Number: 1606350765

ISBN or ASIN Number 13: 9781606350768

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.): Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID or SKU: 61211

Keywords: Boxing Author Signed,