I Cover the Waterfront
by Max Miller
Max Miller was a lonely reporter on the waterfront beat for six years when he first typed, I have been here so long that even the seagulls must recognize me.... That was more than 70 years ago, and while the country was in the depths of the Depression, I Cover the Waterfront made a quiet initial appearance. Neither the 28-year-old author nor his publisher expected much fro...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published October 25th 2003 by Barricade Books
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The charm of this book lies in all the ways that it's dated: in its tone and its depictions of San Diego of the 20s. Yet somehow none of it felt that foreign. The city has changed vastly, yet its past isn't that hard to summon up. And certain vignettes, like jaded-at-age-28-year-old Max, snuggling up to a young seal on the beach one night, will stick with me for a long time.
This is one of the books I that i enjoyed reading and that I cherish as an object. I picked up a copy at a charity book sale. When I opened it, I noticed that it was a first edition. Cool. I flipped another page a found the bookplate of Claire Luce (Booth) and her signature below the plate. Whoa, totally worth the hardcover price of $1, a great book, too.