My Yankee Paris 1945 Herbert E. French illustrated by Anatol Kovarsky ~ World War II GI's in Paris ~ Scarce


Title: My Yankee Paris

Author: Herbert E. French
Illustrator: Anatole Kovarsky [''Akov'']

Description: Pale sage-green cloth stamped in blue. Illustrated endpapers. Interior is clean and unmarked. Acid shadow on rear endpapers and rear flap of jacket. Illustrations on 17 two-page spreads and at chapter heads. Dust jacket spine slightly darkened; a couple small marks on the front flap; not price clipped ($2.50); in an archival mylar sleeve. 260 pages.

An attractive copy of a scarce title, featuring illustrations by Russian-born Anatol ''Akov'' Kovarsky (1919-2016), best known for his work for The New Yorker, which included more than 300 cartoons and 40 cover illustrations for the magazine. My Yankee Paris, published in 1945, precedes his work for The New Yorker, but follows his service in the Army during the Second World War. Although trained as a topographic draftsman, he was assigned as a cartoonist and accompanied American troops from Normandy to Paris; his work appeared in the pages of Stars and Stripes, Yank, and Army Talks.

The book is a humorous account of an American soldier's experiences with the French and their culture, from Normandy to a Paris full of American G.I.'s following its liberation in August 1944. Written by a friend of Kovarsky's, Herbert Eliot French (1912-1991), who served as a Captain in the Army's Historical Section in Europe.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: The Vanguard Press
Place: New York
Year: 1945

Keywords: Anatol Kovarsky, New Yorker, Liberation of Paris, World War II, WWII, American soldiers, humor, French culture, 1940s,

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