Halsey | William F.

Admiral Halsey’s Story

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First edition of Admiral Halsey’s Story by Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey and Lieutenant Commander J. Bryan III.

Octavo, xvii, [3], 310pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. Illustrated endpapers. First printing, with no additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Lacking the publisher’s dust jacket. Faint dust along text block, internally fine. Frontispiece portrait of Admiral Halsey by Yousuf Karsh of Ottawa, taken in 1947.

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, died in 1959, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Additional information

Location Published

New York / London

Publisher

McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. / Whittlesey House

Edition

First Edition, First Printing

Date Published

1947

Binding

Cloth

Condition

Near Fine

Author

Halsey | William F.

Author Display

William F. Halsey