The Fight for New Guinea (1943)


"If I Were a Soldier and Wanted Somebody Whom I Could Utterly Rely on to Lead Me into Battle, that Man Would Be MacArthur":
First Edition of
The Fight for New Guinea: General Douglas MacArthur's First Offensive, 1943

Robinson, Pat. The Fight for New Guinea. General Douglas MacArthur's First Offensive. New York: Random House, 1943.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition 1st Printing.

First edition, first printing, of this reporter's reportage and analysis of MacArthur and the New Guinea campaign. Billed as a book about "weeks of terrific jungle warfare, with cannibals and crocodiles thrown in," this work focuses on one of the lesser-known engagements of the Pacific campaign: New Guinea. With 16 pages of photographic illustrations, this book touches on all aspects of the campaign, from MacArthur's successes to air weaponry allocations to the experiences of the military with the native people of New Guinea.   Owner signature on cartographic endpaper. Book about-fine, dust jacket with faintest soiling and a bit of wear to extremities. A rare near-fine copy.