Boston and Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin / The Riverside Press, 1962. 8vo. 513 pages. Cloth; dust jacket designed by Seymour Chwast. A fine copy in a very good jacket with some light wear at the edges and soiling to rear panel. Item #405112
FIRST EDITION, first printing, the front panel with sticker announcing the book as the winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. After being blacklisted in Hollywood, Sigal left L.A. on an epic roadtrip across America. This soul-searching journey provided the material for this memoir of his own past and the state of the nation. It includes visits with old friends, former enemies, activists, radicals, eccetrics and others whose lives had been upended by the Red scare in 1956. Some view it as a more sober counterweight to Kerouac's 'On the Road.' An increasingly scarce title.