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Halsey | William F.

Admiral Halsey’s Story

First Edition | First Printing


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First edition of Admiral Halsey’s Story, signed by Admiral Halsey on the frontispiece portrait.

Octavo, xvii, [3], 310pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. Illustrated endpapers. First printing, with no additional printings mentioned on copyright page. In publisher’s very good dust jacket, $4.00 retail price on rear flap, clipped on front flap, small archival repair to closed tear along front panel, chipping to top edge, otherwise bright illustrations and vibrant colors. Signed by Fleet Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey on the frontispiece portrait.

Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey (1882-1959) was an American Navy admiral during World War II, becoming commander of the South Pacific Area. He oversaw allied forces during the Battle for Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands. After promotion to the command of the Third Fleet, he took part in the Battle for Leyte Gulf, which was the largest naval battle of the Second World War and, by some accounts, the largest naval battle in history. He retired in 1947 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in 1959.

Additional information

Location Published

New York / London


McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. / Whittlesey House


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


Halsey | William F.