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Soldier: The Memoirs of Matthew B. Ridgway

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    First edition of Soldier: The Memoirs of Matthew B. Ridgway, signed by the author.

    Octavo, [12], 371pp. Red cloth, blue cloth spine, title in red and gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light wear from handling at edges of spine. In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light chipping to edges, short closed tear to lower corner of front cover, overall a very good example. Signed by Matthew Ridgway on tipped-in blank. Laid-in bookmark from The First Edition Circle of Kroch’s & Brentano’s of Chicago.

    General Matthew B. Ridgway (1895-1993) served as the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. After his notable Allied victories in the Italian Campaign and the Battle of Normandy, Ridgway took command of the XVIII Airborne Corps. He commanded the corps in the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity. After the war, he served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1952-1953), the Army Chief of Staff (1953-1955) and as a member of the “Wise Men” group, advising President Johnson on the Vietnam War.

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    Location Published

    New York


    Harper & Brothers


    First Edition, First Printing

    Date Published





    Near Fine

    Jacket Condition

    Very Good


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