New York: Signet Books, 1960. First Printing. Paperback. USED - Very Good. Red tinted edges. Light edgewear to original card stock wrap. Toned. Clean, unmarked, tight. B/W map. Insert with B/W screenshots from the film. 11 x 18 cm. 239 pp. Item #14598
A Signet Book D1793.
The time is 1944. The setting is East Asia in flames. The characters are: Philip Baldwin, a New England major with his first command -- a tough and surly American demolition unit isolated in the great retreat of that turbulent year; Su-piao, a strong and beautiful Chinese woman educated in America; and Kwan, a frosty Chinese colonel who loves his country but must help ravish it.
The story of their adventures in one violent week marks Theodore H. White's emergence as a major novelist.