First edition of Mission with LeMay, signed by General Curtis E. LeMay.
Octavo, xiv, 581pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light soiling to top edge of text block, no impact internally. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $7.95 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, chip along back panel, a near fine example.
Signed on the front flyleaf by General Curtis E. LeMay and the co-author, MacKinlay Kantor.
General Curtis LeMay (1906-1990) was a general in the United States Air Force. He is best remembered for the strategic, yet controversial, bombings of mainland Japan. His firebombing of Tokyo was considered crucial to the allied victory in the Pacific Theater but resulted in a massive loss of civilian life. Later in life, LeMay was asked by Alabama Governor George Wallace to join his presidential ticket in 1968.