James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years.
An excellent full-length biography enhanced by the release of family papers in the 1990's. Cooper [1789-1851] created the American genres - Western, the sea tale, the Revolutionary War romance. Critiqued severely by Clemens (like other authors we know), Cooper nonetheless influenced Mark Twain as well as most other American authors, and helped pave the way for writers on this continent to make a living from their work. NEW condition. Hb, Dj. Yale University Press. 2007. USED. $25.00