New York: Arbor House, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 Inches. 240 PP. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #1378
Signed and inscribed to General "Jimmy" Doolittle by President Richard Nixon directly on the half title-page. Signed, "To General James Doolittle, with appreciation for his years of dedicated service to the nation - far beyond the call of duty, Love Richard Nixon 4-11-85." First printing copy with full and complete numberline to the "1" on the copyright page. Original price of $14.95 intact on front flap of DJ.
General James "Jimmy" Doolittle was a career officer in the US Air Corps and Air Force. His service to the country began as a flight and gunnery instructor during WWI and continued through the WWII years. He is most widely recognized as the leader and namesake of the famous "Doolittle Raiders" of 1942. This raid of 16 B-25 bombers was the first air attack on the Japanese after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in late 1941. Doolittle was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom among many other accolades. His is one of the most widely recognized names in United States military history.
An association copy of this magnitude is a true rarity.