Ernie Pyle Comes Ashore and Other Stories.
signed first edition
1972750 · Clearwater, FL
by Randle, Edwin H.
Clearwater, FL: The Edlnar Press, (1972). First Edition, Limited to 750 Copies. Signed & Inscribed by the Author. Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, vii, 168 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers and lightly soiled page edges, in a damp stained dust jacket . From jacket: When Ernie Pyle came ashore on the Pacific island of Ie Shima on April 17, 1945 it was a lovely spring day. He spent the afternoon with the author of this book. General Randle was Assistant Division Commander of the 77th Infantry Division. Together they watched an attack by the 305th Infantry Regiment, and saw a bomb removal squad blow up. At dusk they waked back to the reserve battalion, ate cold canned C-rations, and slept side by side in a Japanese amunition trench. The next morning Ernie was killed. General Randle tells the whole tragic story in this book. Of the other nine stories, seven have been published in magazines of national circulation...Recollections of a Military Governor was written for this volume. Perhaps it will help explain why the occupation of Japan after World War II was so successful and thy the Japanese people are our friends. (Inventory #: 13220scs)