First edition of Mission with LeMay, signed by General Curtis E. LeMay and co-author, MacKinlay Kantor.
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, soiling to spine, water mark to verso with no impact to cover, wear along top edge, a very good 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.