Title: As Long As I Remain Alive (Signed)
Publisher: Portals Press, Tuscaloosa, AL
Publication Date: 1979
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First edition
SIGNED FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER. Red cloth w/ intact gilt on spine in NEAR FINE Condition in VERY GOOD Dust Jacket showing minor shelfwear/ soil, toning. INSCRIBED & SIGNED in blue ink on front free endpaper: "To Janette & Bill-- Best personal wishes,-- Max R. Garcia 14 Oct '79"-- otherwise, INTERIOR NEAR PRISTINE: very clean, tight, bright. Approx 5 3/4," by 8 3/4," 227 pp. W/ approx 5 black & white photographs. Some have sub-titled this book: "The autobiography of a Low-Number Survivor of Auschwitz". It is the saga of a young Dutch Sephardic Jew's survival in the death camps of Auschwitz and Ebensee, his adoption by American liberators, his entry into the American armed forces, his emigration to the United States, his years of struggle to become an architect and to suppress his Jewishness, his nervous breakdown, his return to health through self-acceptance of his Jewishness, his marriage to a descendant of the Pilgrim Fathers, his gradual rise to success in San Francisco architecture, and his final return (with wife and three children) to Auschwitz, to confront and exorcise its diabolic spell. Bookseller Inventory # 500912
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