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Author Name    Brady, James

Title   Warning of War : A Novel of the North China Marines

Binding   Hard Copy

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Edition/1st Printing

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Thomas Dunne Books 2002

ISBN Number    0312280181 / 9780312280185

Inscription   Inscribed By Author

Seller ID   007BRADY-0002

Thomas Dunne Books, New York, 2002. Hard copy. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf as follows: "To Frank - Happy Birthday - [signed] James Brady". Stated 1st edition. 1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: edges a little dirty; light general wear; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Not a remainder. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: rubbing on edge at folds; no chips or tears. From the dust jacket: "Late November of 1941. Half the world is at war and with the other half about to join in, a thousand U.S. Marines stand sentinel over the last days of an uneasy truce between ourselves and the Imperial Japanese Army in chaotic North China. By November 27, FDR is convinced Japan is about to launch a military action. Washington doesn't know where, isn't sure precisely when. But the Cabinet is sufficiently alarmed that War Secretary Henry Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox are authorized to send an immediate and coded 'warning of war' to American bases and units in harm's way. In Shanghai two cruise ships are chartered and 800 armed American Marines of the 4th Regiment (serving in China since the Boxer Rebellion) are marched through the great port city with enormous pomp and circumstance and embarked for Manila. Another two hundred Marines, unable to reach Shanghai, and serving in small garrisons and posts from Peking to Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, are caught short by this 'warning of war'. This is their story. Of how a detachment of American Marines marooned in North China as war erupts, set out on an epic march through hostile territory in an attempt to fight their way out of China and, somehow, rejoin their Corps for the war against Japan. James Brady dazzles us once again with a stunning and unflinching look at America at war. Warning of War is a moving tribute to sheer courage, determination, and Marine Corps discipline, and is a wonderful celebration of America in one of its darkest but finest hours."

FICTION HISTORICAL WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 CHINA SIGNED INSCRIBED AUTOGRAPHED

Price = 25.00 USD



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