MICHENER, James A.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri.
First edition, first printing. Set during the Korean War, and based on actual missions flown against railroad bridges in North Korea, the novel is about a mission undertaken by United States Navy pilots to destroy heavily protected bridges in enemy territory. Also the basis for a film of the same name, starring William Holden, Grace Kelly and Mickey Rooney, released the following year.
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Octavo. Original pale blue cloth-backed dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt and silver, boards ruled in gilt. With the dust jacket. Slight fading to upper edges of boards; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has some minor creasing to extremities.