Inscribed to Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., first edition of Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations by Colonel Robert Debs Heinl, Jr.
Octavo, xl, 367pp. Brown marbled paper covered boards, black cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. Stated “Second printing July 1967” on copyright page. Solid text block, bumped bottom edge, sunning to top edge, a near fine example. Inscribed on the half-title: “For Jack McCain with affection + respect + appreciation for CINCPAC hospitality, and besides, as part of this book (v. pp. xxiii, 119, 290). Pearl Harbor 24 Sep 68 RD Heinl.” CINCPAC is the headquarters of the US Navy Pacific Fleet.
Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. (1911-1981) served in the United States Navy for 45 years. He was the son of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., a four-star admiral who commanded South Pacific aircraft operations in World War II, and the father of Senator John McCain. During the Vietnam War, Admiral McCain was Commander-in-Chief of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater and an ardent supporter of the Vietnamization policy of President Nixon. McCain retired in 1972 and died of a heart attack in 1981. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.