New York, (1962): Duell, Sloan and Pearce. First Edition. Octavo. Item #021204
Inscribed presentation copy from the author "To Mrs. ...../In gratitude for the assistance from her daughter/Ada, whose imprint is/somewhere on each page/of this book. With all/good wishes/William S. Carlson/May 25, 1962/Toledo, Ohio" The author played a key role as scientist and Air Force officer in the development during World War II of two Arctic air routes and, later, in building up our defense systems in the Far North. His account of these bold and difficult projects is authoritative, and is made interesting by the personal narrative he has woven through his book His personal knowledge of these activities has been supplemented by his painstaking research.271pp., illustrated with eight pages of photographs and endpaper maps. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering silver, just a hint of fading to edges, a very good copy in very good clipped pictorial dust jacket with lightly rubbed with a few tiny chips.