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Vignettes or Autobiographical Fragments by J. Rives Childs

Vignettes or Autobiographical Fragments by J. Rives Childs

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216 pages. 21 cm.

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Childs, James Rives. VIGNETTES OR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FRAGMENTS by J. Rives Childs. New York: Vantage Press, [1977]. 216 pages. 21 cm. First edition, so stated. Original cloth, near fine in very good dust jacket. Virginia author.

"J. Rives Childs's life is extraordinary in its many facets. His diplomatic career took him to exotic places. In World War I he served in France on the General Staff as a cryptanalyst, deciphering German cryptograms reputed insoluble. Later as a journalist, diplomat, and in retirement he found time to visit most of the countries of the world, to write twelve books on a variety of themes, including a novel, Escape to Cairo (1938), to form unique collections of Restif de La Bretonne, Casanova, and Henry Miller, and to lecture and display his uncommon talents."

 

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