A Soldier's Story by Omar Bradley. New York: Henry Holt, (1951). Inscribed and signed first trade edition by the author -- General Omar Bradley. Illustrated throughout with 55 maps and 17 black-and-white illustrations, including photographs.
A Soldier's Story recounts the battles of World War II from a soldier's perspective; Bradley led more combat troops than any other field commander in history. Bradley was considered "the soldiers' general— modest, industrious, above intrigue, the skilled tactician and strategist who had stood at Eisenhower's right hand in Tunisia, Sicily, and Normandy during World War II and who, before his retirement from active duty, had become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff" (Drew Middleton, New York Times).
Presented in quarter calf leather with raised bands, embossing and gilt on the spine. Housed in a matching cloth slipcase.