New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1944. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket Book of the Month Club Edition. , with a reprint review by Henry Canby [8.5x5.75in]; , 474 pp., index of persons and places; Tan cloth covers with dark maroon ink lettering on spine, all edges trimmed; Red dust jacket with black, white and yellow lettering on front and spine, black illustration of soldiers and image of Ernie Pyle on front cover, excerpt of Time magazine review on back cover; Minor rubbing to corners and edges of covers, some darkening of text edges and spots on end papers, tipped in review of book; Dust jacket covers and spine soiled and darken with age, chips to corners, edges, and top and bottom of spine, no loss of text. Item #13378
Ernie Pyle (1900-1945), A Pulitzer Prize journalist for Scripps-Howard newspaper and the best known war correspondent during World War II. This book is more in-depth stories from his coverage of the Italian campaign, D-day in Normandy, and the advance across France. The last chapter in this book was written just after the liberation of Paris. A month later, he was recovering from the war stress in his home in New Mexico. After a good rest and the release of this book, he went to cover the Japanese war. He was killed in one of the last battles of World War II on Okinawa Island.