The 50p Birthday Present

Earlier this year a friend of mine gave me a second-hand book for my birthday. My friend admitted it only cost him 50p and he hadn’t even bothered to wrap it. I already had a copy of the book.

Nonetheless, I was thrilled to receive it, as you can see from the image below, a scan of the inside front cover:

mcluhan_sigThe book in question is a a 1968 Bantam paperback copy of War and Peace in the Global Village by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore.

[The dedication is from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle, the Book of Bokonon the primary text of a religion founded by one of its characters. Try this. Who is “sweet Lucy” I wonder?]

Thanks Paul! Brilliant…

1 thought on “The 50p Birthday Present

  1. A cool dedication… but not Marshall McLuhan’s handwriting… sorry!


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