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    James Michener Signed Book: Space, Presented to NASA Scientist Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, with Michener Typed Letter Signed. (New York: Random House, 1982). First edition, third printing. Signed in black ink on a bookplate attached to the half title page: "Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger/ With thanks,/ James A. Michener". Included is a one page TLS from Michener to Stuhlinger dated August 29, 1982. It reads, in part: "The novel is finished and you will be getting a copy after 15 September. I'm sending it to Huntsville with my warmest thanks for the two long interviews you accorded me. I hope you approve the treatment I've given the imaginary Peenemunde man. He became one of the favorite characters..." Stuhlinger was a German rocket scientist who came to America in the first group along with Wernher von Braun as part of Operation Paperclip. His name is mentioned several times in this fictionalized history of the U.S. space program. Hardbound in a dust jacket, octavo, 622 pages. Very good. From the family collection of the late Tom McFadden.

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