[Item #24964] The Black Letters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in Viet Nam [Title from cover: "The Blackletters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in VIetnam]. Rita SOUTHALL, Carl L. Shears.

The Black Letters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in Viet Nam [Title from cover: "The Blackletters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in VIetnam]

Washington DC: Nuclassics & Science Publishing Company, 1972. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 72pp. Fine, in lightly rubbed and dusted, Near Fine dustwrapper.

Brief epistolary novella, portraying a long-distance romance between an African-American soldier in Vietnam and his sweetheart in the U.S. The authors were both members of the Physics department at Howard University. Carl L. Shears, who wrote frequently under the pseudonym "Sagittarus" [sic], was the founder and editor of Nuclassics & Science Publishing Company. STEPHENS (Checklist of Vietnam War Literature) p.70.

Price: $60.00

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