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1 Westheimer, David Von Ryan's Express : A Novel of Agonizing Suspense
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1964 First Edition Cloth 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full tan cloth. The spine is stamped in green and blue. Octavo. 327pps. Stated First Edition. There is a small abrasion and a price-sticker ghost in the upper corner of the ffep., otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The colorful dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has light wear at the extremities and -- on the front flap -- a remnant of the same price-sticker that is faintly seen (as mentioned before) on the ffep. The original price (4.95) is intact. A very nice copy of this WWII novel -- the basis for the classic film starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard. ".Colonel Joseph Ryan, U.S.A.A.F., was a relentless and ruthless martinet. When he was shot down and brought into the compound of P.G. 202 in southern Italy, he was appalled at the total lack of military discipline among the prisoners. As Senior Officer President, he set about restoring order, and within two weeks his fellow officers were clean-shaven, saluting, standing at attention in ranks. For the first time they were a unit -- welded together by their hatred of the iron-willed 'Von' Ryan. With the sudden Italian surrender and the disappearance of their guards, the men of P.G. 202 were handed the perfect opportunity to escape into the surrounding hills and await the Allied advance. But Ryan, duped by a shrewd Nazi ruse, ordered everyone to stay put and inadvertently delivered the entire camp into the hands of the retreating Germans. Then he worked out the wildest, most daring mass-escape plan ever conceived -- on the train that came to be known as 'Von Ryan's Express.'. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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