SIGNED BY BOTH GENERAL MACARTHUR AND MAJOR GENERAL WHITNEY
(MACARTHUR, Douglas) WHITNEY, Courtney. MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. Octavo, original half blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.
First edition of this important contemporary history of the career of General Douglas MacArthur, authored by his senior aide and good friend, Major General Courtney Whitney, signed by both General Douglas MacArthur and author Major General Courtney Whitney.
MacArthur: His Rendezvous with History, covers the years 1941 to 1951 in the legendary career of General Douglas MacArthur, who was Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the South Pacific and accepted Japan's surrender. The author, Major General Courtney Whitney, received a law degree from George Washington University, after which he went into private practice in Manila. He joined MacArthur's WWII staff, directing MacArthur's guerilla army in the Phillipines, and served as a senior official during the occupation of Japan. Laid in is a mailing label addressed to Warren A. Reeder, Jr., the author of No Performances Today, a history of the June 22, 1918, Ivanhoe, Indiana Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus train wreck, known as the Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918.
Book fine, dust jacket with light wear to extremities and toning mainly to red lettering on spine and front panel. A near-fine signed copy.