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The Hound of Earth

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The file on Allerd Pennington, atom bomb scientist, begins with his disappearance from an Army installation in the south after Hiroshima, ends some years later with his arrest in California on a charge of two deaths and several lesser offenses, and in between attempts to resolve the possible political, criminal or insane motivation behind his acts of disloyalty to his ...more
250 pages
Published 1955 by Scribner
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Jun 30, 2012 Petergiaquinta rated it it was amazing
Yeah, I feel a special sense of accomplishment this evening by having added this novel to the Goodreads database, but I'm feeling even more indignant that I had to add it myself at this late date. Today I was reminded of The Hound of Earth, Bourjaily's second novel, while reading some crowing reviews of another post-WWII, out-of-print novel, MacDonald Harris's Mortal Leap. I'd strongly recommend Bourjaily to all of you; he drove an ambulance in WWII, wrote a good bunch of novels, spent much of h ...more
Jul 01, 2012 wally rated it really liked it
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i like that cover...the one i have is a reprint from 1964...of this 1955 story...different cover...begins:

in august, 1945, in a small southern town which still cannot be named, a first lieutenant allerd pennington, a young scientist, disappeared from an inconspicuous army installation. this post, even now, is represented to the local public as a plant for overhauling aircraft instruments. penninston's disappearance, which took place on the same day that the explosion of the first atomic bomb at
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Vance Bourjaily, a novelist whose literary career, like those of Norman Mailer and James Jones, emerged out of World War II and whose ambitious novels explored American themes for decades afterward.

Mr. Bourjaily (pronounced bor-ZHAY-lee) never achieved the top rank of recognition that was predicted for him after publication of his first novel, “The End o
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