Hittle | J.D. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

The Military Staff

Third Edition



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Third edition of The Military Staff by Brigadier General James D. Hittle, inscribed to Admiral John S. McCain, Jr.

Octavo, [10], 326pp. Black hardcover, title in silver on spine. Stated “3d Edition, February 1961” on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $5.50 retail price on front flap, light wear along spine and corners, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper “To – Adm. John S. McCain Jr – a student of war – an apostle of sea power – a treasured friend – Don Hittle Jan – 63.”

Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. (1911-1981) served in the United States Navy for 45 years. He was the son of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., a four-star admiral who commanded South Pacific aircraft operations in World War II, and the father of Senator John McCain. During the Vietnam War, Admiral McCain was Commander-in-Chief of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater and an ardent supporter of the Vietnamization policy of President Nixon. McCain retired in 1972 and died of a heart attack in 1981. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Location Published

Harrisburg, PA


Stackpole Company


Third Edition

Date Published






Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Hittle | J.D. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]


[Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

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