Personally hand signed by Winston Groom on a special title page.
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. Winston Groom "Forrest Gump". Signed Limited Edition. Leather bound collector's edition. Includes COA to guarantee signature authenticity. A unique edition, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather and accented with 22kt gold, manufactured to last generations. A high quality book that also makes the perfect gift idea.
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About The Book
Forrest Gump is a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. The title character experiences adventures ranging from shrimp farming and chess championships to space flight and capture by cannibals. Richard Nixon, the Vietnam conflict and college football are all part of the story. Throughout his life, Gump views the world simply and truthfully. Author and narrator Groom uses intonations that capture Gump's personality.
Forrest Gump was adapted into a film in 1994. The film was a huge commercial success and was the top grossing film in North America released that year. The film garnered a total of thirteen Academy Award nominations, of which it won six, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), and Best Actor (Tom Hanks)
About the Author
Winston F. Groom (born 1944) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump.
Winston Groom was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended University Military School (now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School). Groom's earliest ambition was to become a lawyer like his father but chose instead to become a writer while a literary editor in college. Groom attended the University of Alabama, was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the Army ROTC, graduating in 1965. He served in the army from 1965 to 1969, including a tour of duty in the Vietnam War.
Upon his return from Vietnam, he worked as a reporter for the Washington Star, a Washington D.C. newspaper covering police and courtroom activities. Groom quit journalism in 1976 and began writing his first novel Better Times Than These which was published in 1978. Better Times Than These was about a group of partriotic soldiers in the Vietnam War whose lives and patriotism both are shattered. His next novel As Summers Die (1980) received better recognition. His novel Conversations with the EnemyConversations with the Enemy was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1983. (1982) follows an American Vietnam War soldier who escapes from a POW camp and takes a plane back to the United States only to be arrested fourteen years later for desertion.
In 1985, Groom moved back to Mobile, Alabama where he began to work on the novel Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump was published in 1986, however it did not make Groom a best selling author until it was adapted into a film with the same name in 1994 starring Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest Gump. The film propelled the novel to bestseller status and it sold 1.7 million copies worldwide.
Groom devotes his time to writing history books about American wars. He has lived most recently in Point Clear, Alabama, and Long Island, New York with his wife Anne Clinton. Groom was an old friend of writer Willie Morris, dating to their days together in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York.
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As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.
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