Signed with a personal inscription by the author John McLeer; 8.20 X 5.70 X 1.60 inches; Signed by One Author. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Two buddies--Billy, an Irish-American street kid, and Dewey, an equally tough young Southerner, do battle against the North Koreans, endure the absurdities of wartime Army life, and mourn the loss of platoon buddies
From the Back Cover:
Two young soldiers come together in the trenches to form a strong friendship amidst the bombshells and bloodshed of the Korean War. Billy, the brawler with a chip on his shoulder, is only a seventeen-year-old punk from the slums of Boston. Dewey is a tough, young Texan who boasts he's not afraid of killing or being killed. These two strangers' lives are thrown together and altered forever by a war that we couldn't win.
Unit Pride, hailed as one of the greatest war stories of our time, tells not only of the wages of war, but of the bond of friendship in unlikely places. For both Billy and Dewey, it is kill or be killed, and each looked to the other to make it through the war alive. In the worst of times they leaned on each other to survive nightmarish ordeals such as watching a prisoner get rifle-whipped in the face, then hearing him being shot to death in a nearby thicket. In the best of times they staved off boredom and depression by befriending French Legionnaires and patronizing the local Korean brothels. Unit Pride is the emotional and gripping story of mid-twentieth-century warfare, of courage and camaraderie, and what it takes to be a hero.
John McAleer, while a professor at Boston College, received a letter from Billy Dickson, who was serving time in Walpole State Penitentiary for bank robbery. McAleer encouraged Dickson to write about his Korean War experiences, and thus began a 1,200-letter correspondence between McAleer and Dickson that developed into this novel.
Title: Unit Pride
Publication Date: 1981
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0385159250I3N10
Book Description Doubleday, 1981. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3298266
Book Description Doubleday, 1981. Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2834522
Book Description Doubleday, 1981. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP8528856
Book Description Doubleday, 1981. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP98062586
Book Description Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition First Printing. This copy is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked in a very good dust jacket. The book is rubbed at the ends of the spine and the dust jacket has light edge wear with a short closed tear. The author has inscribed the front red end paper in red ink: "for ____ with the appreciation, admiration, and affection of his friend John McAleer 3/12/81". It has a one-quarter binding with blue cloth and silver titles on the spine. The boards are lighter blue. It has 515 pages. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 007733
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1981, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First, dust jacket. Light DJ soil, internally no flaws. VG/VG. Seller Inventory # 6199
Book Description Doubleday, 1981. 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 # 0385159250-2-4
Book Description Doubleday, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0385159250
Book Description Doubleday & Co.:, 1981. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. 471 pages. "Unit Pride is account of a tour of duty in Korea; a tale of courage and cowardice under fire, a powerful narrative of the boredom and numbing violence of war, and above all, the story of an elemental friendship between two young men thrown together in a wasted, alein landscape far from home." This is a Uncorrected Proof, a very good softcover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Seller Inventory # 014111