My Experiences in The World War

John J. PERSHING

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My Experiences in The World War
My Experiences in The World War

"THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW PRACTICALLY NOTHING OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED OVER THERE": SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF PERSHING'S MEMOIRS OF WORLD WAR I

PERSHING, John J. My Experiences in the World War. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931. Two volumes. Large octavo, publisher's olive buckram, top edges gilt, uncut, original dust jackets, original slipcase with paper labels. $1650.

Signed limited "Author's Autograph" first edition of the 1931 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history, number 239 of 2100 copies signed by Pershing.

Pershing returned from World War I as America's most famous general. "In that adventure there were many lessons useful to the American people, should they ever again be called to arms, and I felt it a duty to record them as I saw them" (Introduction). Includes conversations and documents which dictated the course of World War I in the European theater. With 32 pages of illustrations from photographs, and ten strategic maps.

Book spines faintly toned, dust jackets with light chipping, mostly to spine heads. Original slipcase in excellent condition. An extremely good copy.

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