New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition. A just about Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine jacket. Book with slight soiling to the boards (corresponding with a few minor spots of foxing on the jacket). Topstain bright and internal contents clean. Jacket Near Fine, retaining the $5.95 price and with a full-panel photo of the author on the back. A few small tears to the jacket, but on the whole a very pleasing copy.
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." About Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5587)