The Presidential Papers by Norman Mailer [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1963
The Presidential Papers by Norman Mailer
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS
Light wear to front of dust jacket, mild creasing and some frayed edges. Book itself is pristine and reads like new.
The Presidential Papers is a collection of essays, interviews, poems, open letters to political figures, and magazine pieces written by Norman Mailer, published in 1963 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. It is, by Mailer's own admission, similar in structure and purpose to Advertisements for Myself, albeit with a relatively stronger focus on contemporary politics, although many other topics are touched upon. The book covers such topics as scatology, totalitarianism, aesthetics, fascism, the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Jean Genet's 1958 play The Blacks, juvenile delinquency, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Fidel Castro, masturbation, and others