New York, NY: Simon and Schuster , 1947 First Edition. Signed by author on the title page. Blue cover boards are clean with little wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Laid in is an article 'Excerpts from Henry Seidel Canby's Review of Auroar Dawn by Herman Wouk'. Dust jacket is clean with slight shelf wear but no stains or tears, in mylar sleeve. Binding is square and solid. Wouk was in the U.S Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, an experience he later characterized as educational: "I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans." During off-duty hours aboard ship he started writing a novel, Aurora Dawn, or, The True history of Andrew Reale, containing a faithful account of the Great Riot, together with the complete texts of Michael Wilde's oration and Father Stanfield's sermon. (Inventory #: 004766)
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