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Clark | Mark W.

Calculated Risk

First Edition | Second Printing


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Signed by Gen. Mark W. Clark to Chicago Tribune war correspondent William Strand , the second printing of Calculated Risk, Clark’s memoirs of service during World War II.

Octavo, 500pp. Red cloth, title stamped in gilt. Lacking “first edition” statement on copyright page. Light soiling to cloth covers, solid text block. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $5.00 on front flap, archival repair at top of spine, bright illustrations.

This copy is inscribed to William “Bill” Strand, who accompanied American forces as they advanced through Italy from 1943-1945. Inscription reads: “To: Bill Strand / With deep appreciation of your service with me in Italy. Mark W. Clark.”

General Mark W. Clark (1896-1984) was the youngest four-star General during World War II and commander of the Fifth Army during the Allied invasion of Italy. He famously captured Rome in June 1944, as the Allies were landing in Normandy. Clark was close friends with Gen. Eisenhower, who considered him a “brilliant staff officer.” In retirement, he served as President of The Citadel.

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New York


Harper & Brothers


First Edition, Second Printing

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Very Good

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Very Good


Clark | Mark W.

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