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Whitcomb | Edgar D. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

Escape From Corregidor

First Edition | Third Printing

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Inscribed to Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., first edition of Escape from Corregidor by Edgar D. Whitcomb, with a handwritten letter laid in.

Octavo, xiii, 274pp. Gray cloth, title in green on spine. Stated “Third printing June, 1958” on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, a touch of shelf wear, a near fine example. Signed on the front free endpaper “Admiral John + Roberta: / It is a real pleasure for me / To join with you / In endeavoring to provide / A greater measure of security / for the loved ones of Veterans / Through the National Home Life / Assurance Company Program. / Sincerely, E.D. Whitcomb / 28 March 1980.” Includes a laid-in letter from the author thanking the McCains for dinner at their home and hoping to see them again in the future.

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.

Additional information

Location Published

Chicago

Publisher

Henry Regnery Company

Edition

First Edition, Third Printing

Date Published

1958

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

Near Fine

Author

Whitcomb | Edgar D. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

Parenthetical

[Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

Author Display

Edgar D. Whitcomb