Hardcover. A near fine copy with foxing to the top edge of the book. It signed on front free end paper. "To Joseph Merlin, Sincerely yours". The dust jacket is fine. Charles was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star Purple Heart, and Luxemburg Croix de Guerre) He was a tank commander with the Third Army in World WarII. Charles joins up in 1935 when there were no jobs. He stuck it out and tells about the Army of the time, including World War II, Bookseller Inventory #
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From Publishers Weekly:
Willeford joined the Army when he was 16, in the depth of the Depression, and was assigned to the Air Corps. He spent most of his three-year hitch in Manila, "a place where interesting things can happen to a man." This memoir by the author of Miami Blues and The Burnt Orange Heresy is so brutally frank about drinking and whoring in the prePearl Harbor Army that it becomes hilarious when the author remarks, "If a man wasn't careful the Army could coarsen him, and I had to protect my sensitivity if I was ever going to write anything first-rate." Discharged in 1938, Willeford found himself in trouble with the police on Los Angeles's Skid Row, and decided to reenlist. His autobiography is hardboiled and certainly authentic, but short on substance.
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Title: Somethings About A Soldier
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Random House, 1986. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP23735788
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394550226I5N10
Book Description Random House, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_232029426
Book Description Random House, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_234097776
Book Description Random House, 1986. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0394550226-2-4
Book Description Random House, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394550226
Book Description Random House, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Tiny page edge staining, else sharp and tight. Seller Inventory # 31808
Book Description Random, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. As New/As New. ISBN:0394550226. A fine first in dj of mystery author's memoir. Book. Seller Inventory # msa;dlfk
Book Description Random House c. 1986, NY, 1986. Hardcover; First Printing. Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. The spine is very slightly faded; lettering is clear. Contents are almost as new. No DJ. ; First Printing of the First Edition. 9-1/2" Tall, 255pp. Dark blue boards, medium red cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. "My intention here is to recapture past events as they happened, and to report how I reacted to and felt about these incidents at the time. Many of the true names, places, and incidents in this book have been altered. The names of such well-known public figures as Manuel Quezon, Bobby Jones, Jane Wyatt, et al. , as well as most locations, have not been changed. Willeford served in the U. S. Army and the U. S. Air Force for twenty years, retiring from the U. S. A. F. as a master sergeant in 1956." He relates the events of an ordinary soldier in wartime (WWII ) and afterward. Frontispiece photo. Seller Inventory # 42683
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003078208