first edition Purple and blue illustrated stiff paper wrappers
1977 · New Mexico
by Lee, Larry. [pseudonym of Larry Rottmann?]
New Mexico: Packrat Press, 1977. 1st edition. Purple and blue illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Modest wear to binding (some scuffing and rubbing to edges, sticker remnant to rear wrapper). Paper slightly age-toned, with some biodegration markings to first few leaves' edges. Sticker o title leaf. Withal, a VG example.. 154, vii-xi,  pp. 8" x 5-3/8"
"'American Eagle' is a powerful and remarkably readable story. It runs smoothly and swiftly along, holding on to the eye, the mind, and the heart. The wonded spirit, the intelligence, and the rage of the Navajo vet, two-luke dancer, are very well indicated - but the best thing about the book is the deep, eminently real humanity that shows through." -N. Scott Momaday (Inventory #: 40842)