Item #24678 THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI. James A. Michener.


[New York]: Random House, [1953]. Octavo, cloth. First edition, first issue with blue endpapers. A novel of Naval pilots during the Korean War assigned to destroy a heavily fortified bridge. "The interlocking of timing, men and machines, the stupendous quality of jet flight and warfare, the human element -- in emergency, danger and personal lives -- are here in a sharp, short, telling tribute." - Kirkus Review, 1 July, 1953. Michener was reporter during that war assigned to U. S. Navy aircraft carriers offshore Korea. The novel was filmed in 1954 featuring William Holden, Mickey Rooney and Fredric March. One of the officers of the Task Force that Michener was with served as technical advisor for the film. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a few slight rubs and no fading of the spine. A lovely copy. (24678). Item #24678

Price: $850.00

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