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Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Blue cloth with black lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW edges and corners rubbed, small chips to ends of spine, some darkening to edges and fading. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Some minor fading/darkening to ends of spine on cover else cover clean and bright. Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Some minor dark spots to top edge and bottom corner of outer page block. Else a very good clean and tight copy. 250pp. Command Decision is a war novel by William Wister Haines, serialized in 1946–47 in four parts in The Atlantic Monthly. It was published in book form in 1947. It was developed from the unproduced play of the same title in order to provide a market for a Broadway production that followed in 1947, then adapted as a film in 1948. The novel depicts the stresses and emotional toll on the commander of a United States Army Air Forces general, K.C. "Casey" Dennis, in implementing a costly series of attacks by B-17 Flying Fortresses against German industries manufacturing jet fighters. The novel has no action scenes and takes place over a two-day period entirely within the English headquarters of an American bombardment division.
Title: Command Decision.
Publisher: London, Cassell and Co. Ltd. 1948 1st:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 84010
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