How to Get Along in the Army (1942)


First Edition of a 1942 Guide to Surviving Life in the Army

Sarge, Old, pseudonym. How to Get Along in the Army. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century, 1942.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this WWII guide to preparing for and thriving in military life, written by a WWI veteran. Written by a World War I veteran under the pseudonym "Old Sarge," this handy 1942 guide aims to provide the prospective draftee or enlistee with the knowledge and skills to adjust to military life. Touching on everything from fitness preparation to dental health in combat, Old Sarge strives to make army life as painless as possible for someone used to a more comfortable standard of living. Book near-fine, with slight foxing to endpapers and cloth extremities. Dust jacket extremely good, with only minor soiling to rear panel and a bit of wear and toning to extremities.