The Amazing Mr. Doolittle: A Biography of Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle.

First Edition of The Amazing Mr. Doolittle; Inscribed by General James H. Doolittle

The Amazing Mr. Doolittle: A Biography of Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle.

REYNOLDS, Quentin (James H. Doolittle).

$975.00

Item Number: 99711

New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc, 1953.

First edition of this early biography of one of America’s greatest heroes. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by General Doolittle on the front free endpaper, “To Gene Green: With kindest personal regards and every good wish. J.H. Doolittle.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Yousuf Karsh. Uncommon signed and inscribed.

James Harold Doolittle was as an American aviation pioneer. A Reserve officer in the United States Army Air Corps, Doolittle was recalled to active duty during World War II. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for personal valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid, a bold long-range retaliatory air raid on the Japanese main islands, on April 18, 1942, four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack was a major morale booster for the United States, and Doolittle was celebrated as a hero. He was eventually promoted to lieutenant general and commanded the Twelfth Air Force over North Africa, the Fifteenth Air Force over the Mediterranean, and the Eighth Air Force over Europe. Doolittle was promoted to general (4-star) years after retirement.

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