New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book with slight toning and soiling at the spine and board edges. In a Near Fine jacket with a small chip at the crown and lower corner. Correctly priced at $5.95 and with a full-panel photo of the author on the back.
The author's masterpiece of military literature, showing the absurdities of any major bureaucratic institution. Basis for the 1970 Mike Nichols film with an all-star cast of Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Orson Welles, and Buck Henry. ''[N]ot merely the best American novel to come out of World War II; it is the best American novel to come out of anywhere in years.'' (Nelson Algren for "The Nation") Recently included in the Library of Congress' exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2026)