I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang

By: Burns, Robert E.

Price: $300.00

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Gray boards with black decoration of prisoner. Square with secure binding. Some discorloration on back of ffep , possibly from the process of tipping in the Special Edition page. Jacket has some chips and light aging. This is a special movie tie-in edition of this book, apparently printed before the movie was released. It has a tipped in page which reads Souvenir Edition, The Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey. This page is signed at the bottom "Cordially Yours, Robert E. Burns." I do not know the history of this special edition, but copies of this book signed and with a dustjacket are quite scarce. The book is the true story of Burns who was imprisoned in Georgia for a minor crime. He then went through escape , reimprisonment and another escape. He was a fugitive and a cause celebre' when this book was written. Famous movie starring Paul Muni was based on this book. This edition has photos from the movie on the endpapers. Introduction by Burns brother. Georgianna 116.; B&W Movie Stills on endpapers; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 257 pages; Signed by Author

Title: I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang

Author Name: Burns, Robert E.

Categories: Georgia,

Edition: Souvenir Edition

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8846

Keywords: Prisons Sociology Politics