New York: Random House, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED: 122pp. Octavo [21 cm] Tan cloth with title gilt stamped within salmon panels on front board and backstrip. Slight chipping to edges of dust-jacket. Small white stain on front cover. 2" wide and 2/3" deep open tear to back cover. 1/4" chips to both head of foot of dust-jacket backstrip. Two 1/2" closed tears running up foot of spine. 1/2" closed tear at foot of back dust-jacket flap hinge. Darkening of text on backstrip dust-jacket. Cracking at front hinge at title page. Item #53080
Inscription reads: "To Jess Stein / with all good wishes / Peter Bowman."
Short novel that is a history of a single hour in a soldier's life in a Pacific island invasion during World War Two.