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The battle is the pay-off by Captain Ralph Ingersoll - First Edition - 1943 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 849)

The battle is the pay-off

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The battle is the pay-off

by Captain Ralph Ingersoll

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  • hardcover
  • First
Very good +/very good
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. A very good plus first edition in a very good dustjacket. Dustjacket has some small tears and loss. Printed map on endpapers. Pages are clean and bright with illustrations. 217 pp. 5 1/5 x 8 inches tall, duodecimo. Here's a book that helps one read the war communiques with keener understanding, that helps one know not only what happens when men go into battle in this new kind of warfare, but how they feel and what they think. It is superb reporting of the battle of El Guettar, from the waiting for orders, behind the lines, through the ghostly advance, the approach to action, the part played by different segments of the army -- and the aftermath. It is the sort of book that will make youth more aware of what he will be fighting for, in that period ahead; of what our thinking on the home front can do to help -- or hinder -- the morale at the front." Kirkus Review 1st October1943


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The battle is the pay-off
Captain Ralph Ingersoll
Book condition
Used - Very good +
Jacket condition
very good
First Edition
Harcourt, Brace and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
World war II
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Military History;

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About Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB

Member, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on the Maya, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.


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