Never So Few

Chamales, Tom T

Published by Scribner, 1957
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, First Edition (1957 Charles Scribner's Sons 499 pages. Very Good, in a VG DJ. Minor shelf/edge wear to teal cloth spine with gilt titles over black paper boards-corners sharp. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to un-clipped DJ, some toning to inside front flap of DJ-now in mylar. No previous owner marks-all pages are bright, clean and crisp - no foxing -- front end papers are toned from newsprint that was placed there by the previous owner. Classic novel of American OSS soldiers behind enemy lines in Burma during WWII. Based on the author's personal experiences. Author Chamales volunteered to serve in the Long Range Penetration unit known as Merrill's Marauders during World War Two and was wounded by shrapnel from a Japanese hand grenade. He then volunteered for OSS Detachment 101 where he parachuted into Lashio, Burma. He trained and led the 3rd Battalion Kachin Rangers that had a strength of 900 men as one of the youngest Captains in the US Army. During this service he witnessed a controversial incident involving Chinese guerrillas robbing and murdering American soldiers. The incident was the subject of his first novel Never So Few (1957) that was filmed in 1959 by MGM and starring Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Gina Lollobrigida, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. Scarce in 1st Edition. LOC SSS-26. Bookseller Inventory # 150701021

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Title: Never So Few

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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