Randy Downs Posted May 26, 2006 Share Posted May 26, 2006 Sometime back around 1980 i was told ""Farewell America" is one of the few books not allowed to pass thru U.S. Customs." You can't imagine what a shock it was to hear this, for someone who was indoctrinated -excuse me- educated in the public school system. So i called my local Customs office and i was told, yes there are certain books not allowed into this country. Earlier this year, i picked up a paperback edition at the local Barnes & Noble. Does anyone know why this book (the origins of which are shrouded in mystery) is suddenly allowed to be read by U.S. citizens? Another minor mystery: When this book was still banned, i found a copy in the public library system. I have no idea how a banned book gets into the library system, but this book (hardback) had had a section of photograph pages. Those pages had been cut out but i could see a remnant in the spine. I couldn't count them but this was more than 1 or 2 pages, this had substantial width. I spoke with a bookstore owner who had a lot of experience in handling this book; he told me there was no edition published with a section of photos. (I have read Mr. Hinckle's account of his experiences with this book.) I would be most interested in hearing from anyone who can shed some light on this. Regards, R. D. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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