SIGNED by Christopher Robbins on the half title page, not on a bookplate, but directly on the page (without any inscriptions to anyone) ; Tight, clean and crisp. A gently read First Printing of the First Edition now protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. As New. ; 9.50 X 6 X 1.70 inches; 420 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Drawing on materials that were, until recently, classified, this account depicts the intense air war fought over Laos and profiles the "Ravens," the pilots who risked their lives in this little-known field of war.
From Publishers Weekly:
The Ravens were American forward air-controllers who directed strikes from vulnerable, low-flying spotter planes, mainly in support of a Meo general named Vang Pao in Laos. "Advised" by the CIA, this fierce warlord fought to keep the North Vietnamese out of the strategic Plain of Jars. Robbins (Air America) conveys the unique flavor of Raven-style combat and also explains how the diplomatic-military dynamics of the clandestine war in Laos fit into the overall American effort in Southeast Asia. The cast of characters is memorable: a swaggering, rowdy bunch of mavericks whom their parent service (the U.S. Air Force) had great difficulty controlling, they seemed to get by on sheer cussedness. According to the author, they suffered the highest casualty rate of the Indochinese War. Robbins describes the poignant plight of displaced Meo/Hmong tribespeople who have settled uneasily in the United Statesincluding General Paoand their ongoing struggle to "propitiate the alien spirits of America." Photos.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: The Ravens (SIGNED)
Publisher: Crown Publishers / Edgar Allen Poe Literary Society
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; Second Printing.
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Book Description Crown Publishers, US, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. First Edition. First Printing. Book club edition. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean. Binding is tight. Faint wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked with slight edgewear. Dust jacket is in protective mylar cover. Seller Inventory # 88202
Book Description Crown, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: NF-F. Dust Jacket Condition: NF. 1st edition,2nd edition. 8vo, black cloth over violet bds, bright silver title on spine, sl. bumping to spine ends, else fine inside and out; map eps, SIGNED by author over crossed out name on tp with short inscription in same pen on bottom of tp; 69 illus, all but one from photographs; pp.xv,420 incl. notes, glossary, bibliography and index; unclipped illus dj, trace bumping to spine ends and edges of back panel, else fine in archival cover. A virtually fine SIGNED copy of this title in like dustjacket, very scarce signed in any printing. Seller Inventory # 4851