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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.

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Henry Regnery Company


First Edition, Third Printing

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Near Fine


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


[Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

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