Signed first edition of Mission With LeMay, signed by Curtis E. LeMay and MacKinlay Kantor.
Octavo, xiv, 581pp. Blue cloth, title printed on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, bright illustrations, light toning to spine. Includes bookmark from the “The First Edition Circle” at Kroch’s & Brentano’s of Chicago. Signed by General Curtis E. LeMay on second free endpaper.
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.