Rex Stout. A Biography. The Life and Times of the Creator of Nero Wolfe.
Very good/ near fine first edition signed to a personal friend by McAleer. McAleer tackled Stout's over-achieving life story with full permission of the subject. A 20th century polymath, McAleer uses over 600 pages to tell Stout's story, from touring as a 10 year old mathematical genius, to working for Theodore Roosevelt, to being compared to William Faulkner and D. H. Lawrence, there is a lot to discover. Along the way, McAleer discusses mystery writing, for which Stout may be best known. Little, Brown and Company. Boston, Toronto. 1977. Stated first edition. USED. $55.00