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“A Piece of Harlot’s Ghost.” Esquire, July, 80–82, 84–90; cover photograph of Mailer. First advance excerpt from then-unpublished novel (91.26) of the same name about the CIA. Rpt: This excerpt, a much-compressed and altered version of chapters 2 and 3 of “Early Years, Early Training,” part 1 of “The Alpha Manuscript,” describes the Maine rock-climbing of Hubbard and Harlot. The excerpt is accompanied by boxed photographs of Mailer and notes on his career, including the comment that this is “his first fiction for Esquire since An American Dream.” See 64.264.9.