Title: Sailors in Boots
Author: Alex Gard
Description: First edition with the Scribner's 'A' on the copyright page. Blue pictorial boards. Edges of boards rubbed. Dust jacket chipped. DJ in archival sleeve. Inscribed on ffep and signed by more than 30 sailors from the boot camp "Co. 539-44." These are primarily men from the west coast men (California, Washington, and a few from Oklahoma and other states).
Inscribed to Ralph Charles Dwyer (of Seattle) by David Grossman. The comic illustrations throughout the book are signed by William S. Anderson (Seattle). Robert Ballard (Oakland), Romie Nate Barbieri (Santa Rosa), Gil Barley (Berkeley), Jerry Benton (Dallas, TX), Ren "Casey" Caveri(?) (Santa Rosa), Bud [Herbert?] Childers (Bellingham), Arnold R. Dahl (San Francisco), James T. Davis, Earl Ellis (Wann, OK), Tommie M. Faye (Granite Falls, WA), Stan Fitting (Houston, MN), Gene F. Ford (Aberdeen, WA), Loren E. Fredricksen, Alfred N. Gensahus(?) (Crockett, CA), Gries[?] (Oakland), Bob Harnell (Berkeley), Bert(?) F. Hoover(?) (Seattle), Vernon C. Kehoe(?) (Colorado Springs), Lee Larson (Emeryville, CA), W. S. S. McLaughlin, Esmond Guy Miller (Tacoma), Raymond L. Olsen (Granite Falls, WA), Henry F. Ross (Portland), Henry T. Roy Jr.(Seattle), Carl K. Royston (Visalia), Lawrence Scinto (Santa Rosa), Gordon Paul Sherman (Oakland), Jack E. Silver (Tulsa), John Todd (Berkeley), Jim E. Vermeulen (Ripon, CA), and Ransom Wiggins (Bartlesville, OK).
Jacket Condition: Good–
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Place: New York
Keywords: 539-44, Naval Training, Recruit Training, Boot Camp, Navy, West Coast, WWII, WW II, World War Two, 1944, Company 539, 44-539,
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