First edition of General Wainwright’s Story, signed by the author.
Octavo, , 314pp. Brown cloth, title stamped in gilt. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Bumped top corner, toning to endpapers. Generally clean text throughout. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, light toning to spine, archival tape repair to verso at spine, a scarce example in this condition. Includes JSA Authentication, with sticker on verso of signed leaf.
Signed on the front free endpaper: “To Theodore R. _, Sincerely, J.M. Wainwright. General. U.S.A.”
General Jonathan M. Wainwright was the Commander of Allied Forces in the Philippines at the time of their surrender to Japan in the early days of World War II. Upon the surrender of the Philippines and Corregidor, Wainwright became the highest ranking American prisoner of war during World War II. He was released in August of 1945. He received the Medal of Honor and returned to the United States with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.