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Orange cloth with gold lettering, 597 pp., South China map on end papers. Signed by author on half title page "Richard McKenna, Chapel Hill 1962". Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped with a little chipping to bottom corners, slight edge wear, owner's name on front paste down. Pages 181-189 sunned except for about 1" strip at top, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. A little spotting to top and leading edges. Dust jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, spine sunned, some darkening and edge wear, some chipping along top edge and at base of spine, 3/4" chip at base, 3/8" chip at top of rear flap, 1" tear from top of front flap.
Author's only novel, winner of the 1963 Harper Prize, and later made into a movie that included Steve McQueen in the cast.
"A gripping novel of adventure aboard a Yangtze River gunboat at the very moment of China's bloody awakening to its new destiny. It is the story of men, a ship, and a way of life engulfed in a tidal wave of revolution. But most of all it is the story of Jake Holman, a tough young American sailor who finds himself caught between the perils of love and the madness of war. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author
Title: The Sand Pebbles
Categories: Military Fiction,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1962
Book Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 006470
Keywords: Fiction Adventure Military Naval China Yangtze River Thriller