Chicago: Ziff-Davis / Alliance Books, 1943. First Edition. Association copy, lengthily INSCRIBED in the year of publication on the front endpaper to fellow screenwriter Walter C. Roberts, citing New York City as his currently location and noting in part: "I have not forgotten... how instrumental you were in launching me. Ever since 1931 you expressed faith in my talent, while others sneered or smiled tolerantly..." Goldsmith goes on to note that he "moves around a lot" and gives his then-current professional address care of Alliance Books.
About as much biographical information on the author as we have ever encountered. Apart from his work as a screenwriter for film and television, Goldsmith authored four novels, including "Detour," adapted by Goldsmith into the classic film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. This, his third book, is an ambitious imagining of aerial bombardment of New York City, and the affect it has on the lives of a disparate group of people living there.
Very Good plus in pictorial boards, in a Very Good dust jacket with some rubbing and a few small chips at the extremities.