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Howley | Frank

Berlin Command

First Edition | First Printing


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Signed first edition of Berlin Command by Brigadier General Frank Howley, U.S. Army.

Octavo, 276pp. Black cloth, title stamped in silver on spine. No additional printings on copyright page. Offsetting to front endpaper, internally fine. In the publisher’s very good dust jacket, $3.50 on front flap, light rubbing to spine, chip along top edge, bright illustrations on both covers.

Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Doreen Feng / Darling of New York society and cook extraordinary. Frank L. Howley.”

Brigadier General Frank L. Howley (1903-1993) served as American Sector Commander of Berlin after World War II. His nickname of “Howlin” Howley was due to his hard-line interactions with the Soviets, also occupying Berlin. Upon his retirement, he was an administrator at New York University and the author of numerous first-person accounts of World War II.

From the private library of Doreen Feng (1923-1980), the daughter of Chinese diplomat Chih-Tsing Feng. She was a multi-talented author, painter, and sportswoman. She worked for the United States Department of Commerce, responsible for designing rural programs in fisheries and aquaculture for minority populations in Alaska. In her free time, she wrote “The Joy of Chinese Cooking,” and was a respected member of the New York social scene.

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Location Published

New York


G.P. Putnam's Sons


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Howley | Frank

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