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. Withdrawn stamp on rear endpaper, no evidence of being ex-library. Light soiling to cloth, bumped lower corner. Offsetting to front endpaper. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $3.50 on front flap, faint sunning to spine, bright illustrations on both covers. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Herman C. Mergenthaler, Esquire, with great respect and appreciative of his contributions to the United States of America. 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.