First Edition of Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team; Signed by George Jonas and Steven Spielberg
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.
First edition of the book that inspired the Steven Spielberg film Munich. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by George Jonas and Steven Spielberg on the front free endpaper. The film Munich produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth. It is based on the book Vengeance, an account of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli government’s secret retaliation against the Palestine Liberation Organization after the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. It received five Academy Awards nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Score. In 2017, the film was named the sixteenth “Best Film of the 21st Century So Far” by The New York Times. Name opposite the title page, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
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