Signed first edition of A Soldier’s Story by Omar N. Bradley.
Octavo, xix, , 618pp. Tan cloth, title printed in red and blue over cloth on spine. Illustrated endpapers with maps of the European theater. First edition, first printing with “first edition” statement on copyright page. In publisher’s very good, first state dust jacket, $5.00 on front flap, light wear along top edge, toning and soiling to spine, an otherwise attractive jacket. Signed on the title page: “For Christopher Cullen, With best regards to you and all other Timberwolves. Omar N. Bradley.”
This copy is inscribed to Christopher Cullen of the 104th Infantry Division, known as the Timberwolf Division. Lieutenant Cullen was awarded the Silver Star for his service. General Omar Bradley was a decorated army commander during World War II. He commanded the II Corps during the Allied invasion of Sicily, the First United States Army during the invasion of Normandy and ultimately the Twelfth Army Group, which comprised all members of the United States Army serving in Western Europe and stands as the largest United States Army formation in history. After WWII, he served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He became the last general to be promoted to the five-star rank of General of the Army.