First edition of Soldier by Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Herbert, signed by the author.
Octavo, 498pp. Black cloth, title stamped in gilt. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. A near fine example, likely never read. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, previously folded front flap, otherwise a fine example. Inscribed by the author: “To: Barbara – with best wishes – for a better America in a nicer world. Sincerely, Tony Herbert.”
This work by Lieutenant Colonel Anthony B. Herbert details his experiences in the Vietnam War, with specific emphasis on the war crimes he witnessed while in the service. He reported eight separate war crimes to his superiors, including execution, torture, looting and murder. His claims were challenged by the Pentagon and in the media. He died in 2014, with his obituaries largely crediting him as an honorable and credible army whistleblower.