Wheeler | William Reginald

The Road To Victory

First Edition



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First edition of The Road To Victory by Major William R. Wheeler: A History Of Hampton Roads Port Of Embarkation In World War II, inscribed by the author.

Octavo, [two volumes], xxiii, 146pp, [211 plates]; xiii, 147-316pp, [168 plates], 330pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Bumped top corner of Volume I. Free of notes or marginalia. In the publisher’s near fine dust jackets, archival tape repair to head of spine on verso, bright text.

Inscribed in Volume I by the author: “For Sherman Hoyt, who rendered allied service on “The Road to Victory” in World War II, in the 27th Division… and returned from Europe to the Hampton Roads Port in June 1945. With best wishes of W. Reginald Wheeler / Major – Army U.S. Retired / Port Historian / April 27, ’55.”

This work was edited by Major William Reginald Wheeler, the port historian, and includes a foreword by Maj. General Charles P. Gross, Chief of Transportation Army Service Forces. Illustrations and artwork by Army and Navy photographers, paintings by Allan D. Jones Jr. and Technical Sergeant Edward A. Chavez.

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Newport News, VA


Yale University Press


First Edition

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Near Fine

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Near Fine


Wheeler | William Reginald

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