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Guadalcanal by Edwin P. Hoyt, First Edition, Signed by 7 USMC VMF Fighter Pilots, 1981

Sale price$450.00

Hoyt, Edwin P. Guadalcanal. New York: Stein and Day, 1981. First edition. Signed by Hoyt and  7 USMCS VMF fighter pilots on the half title page. In original publisher's dust jacket and hardcover boards, with new archival slipcase. 

Presented is a first edition printing of Guadalcanal by Edwin P. Hoyt. The book was published by Stein and Day, New York, in 1981. The book is signed and inscribed by seven United States Marine Corps VMF fighter pilots, in various inks, on the half title page. The book is presented in the publisher’s original dust jacket and hardcover boards, with a new archival slipcase. 

In Guadalcanal, author Edwin P. Hoyt tells the full story of the South Pacific campaign that turned the tide of the war. Codenamed “Operation Watchtower,” the Battle of Guadalcanal was a military campaign fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan and the fighting helped turn the tides of the war towards an Allied victory. Yet it took six long months of grueling battle before they would wrest control of the island from the Japanese. The victory was hard-won, involving intense air and sea combat engagements surrounding Guadalcanal, as well as on its shores. 

Edwin P. Hoyt (1923- 2005) was an American reporter, writer, and historian who specialized in military and WWII history. Hoyt served with the Office of War Information during World War II. In 1945 and 1946, he served as a foreign correspondent for The Denver Post and the United Press, reporting from locations all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Hoyt subsequently worked as an ABC broadcaster, was an editor at The Denver Post, and served as the editor and publisher of the Colorado Springs Free Press from 1951 to 1955. In 1957 he was a television producer and writer-director at CBS, and in 1958 he was an assistant publisher of American Heritage magazine in New York. Starting in 1958, Hoyt became a full-time writer. In the 40 years since his first publication in 1960, he produced nearly 200 published works. While Hoyt wrote close to 20 novels, the vast majority of his works are biographies and other forms of nonfiction, with a heavy emphasis on World War II military history.

CONDITION: Good condition. Original publisher dust jacket and hardcover boards. Light wear and toning to dust jacket, with several small splits at top now stabilized and repaired. Dust jacket is protected with new Mylar. Boards are in very good condition. Half title page signed by seven USMC VMF fighter pilots, in various black and blue inks. The book also has a separate handwritten and initialed note to the previous owner, that reads, “Bob, Very happy to sign your book- Hope to see you sometime in Washington. Thanks for your efforts in Ba[??]. Warm regards, F. R. P.”  Interior pages clean. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps throughout. Book is presented with a new archival black slipcase. 

Book Dimensions: 8 1/2" H x 5 7/8" W x 1" D. Slipcase Dimensions: 8 3/4" H x 6 1/8" W x 1 1/2" D.

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Guadalcanal by Edwin P. Hoyt, First Edition, Signed by 7 USMC VMF Fighter Pilots, 1981

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Guadalcanal by Edwin P. Hoyt, First Edition, Signed by 7 USMC VMF Fighter Pilots, 1981
Guadalcanal by Edwin P. Hoyt, First Edition, Signed by 7 USMC VMF Fighter Pilots, 1981 Sale price$450.00

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