Too Many Boats 1st Edition in Dust Jacket 1934 by Charles L. Clifford - Historical Fiction - World War I - Philippine Islands

$85.00

Title: Too Many Boats

Author: Charles L. Clifford

Description: First Edition (February, 1934). Rust-colored cloth boards stamped in black. Previous owner's name needly stamped on ffep, else clean. Dust jacket has some chipping around the head of the spine; significant, closed tearing down the center of the spine; some old tape repairs on back side; price clipped. DJ in archival sleeve. 314 pp. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.

A novel of the American Army soldiers garrisoned in the Philippines during the First World War. Sullen, pent-up, sotted, and bored, the characters are afflicted with the heat, mosquitoes, malaria, back-biting women, and stale officers that had "missed too many boats" (a derogative used to refer to soldiers and sailors who had spent too much time in the tropics, usually those who were considered unfit, for one reason or another, to serve in the expeditionary forces in France, and who were instead sent to the tropics), they sit on a powder-keg of emotions, just needing a single snapped nerve.

The author, Charles Lewis Clifford (1890-1991), knew first-hand of which he wrote, as he had himself been a US Army officer stationed in the Philippines at that time.

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

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Place: Boston
Year: 1934

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: novel, fiction, Philippines, World War One, WW I, WWI, Army, World War One, Philippine Islands,

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Legal imprint