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Gavin | James M.

On To Berlin

First Edition | Fifth Printing


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Signed by General James M. Gavin, On To Berlin: Battles of an Airborne Commander 1943-1946.

Octavo, xiv, 336pp. Gray hardcover, red cloth spine. Stated “fifth printing” on copyright page. Light wear from handling, solid text block. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, chipping at spine, a very good example.

Signed on the half title by General James Gavin, dated 1979.

General James M. Gavin (1907-1990), known as ?The Jumping General,? served as a battalion and regimental commander in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. Gavin participated in major airborne operations, including the invasion of Sicily and Normandy, and Operation Market Garden. He was the youngest major general to command a division in combat during the war. Post-war, he held various high-ranking positions, including Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration. Gavin retired from the military in 1958 and later served as U.S. Ambassador to France. He passed away in 1990.

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Location Published

New York


Viking Press


First Edition, Fifth Printing

Date Published





Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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