Signed first edition of General Wainwright’s Story.
Octavo, , 314pp. Brown cloth, title in gilt. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Clean text throughout. In publisher’s dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, light toning to spine, reinforced on verso at top edge of spine, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To: Mrs. Roy Hanson – JM Wainwright. General. U.S.N.”
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. He would be released in August of 1945. He would receive the Medal of Honor and return to the United States with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.