They Were Expendable (1942)


"In a War, Anything Can Be Expendable--
Money, or Gasoline or Equipment or Most Usually Men"

White, W.L. They Were Expendable. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1942.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this powerful narrative of the early years of World War II in the Pacific compiled from interviews with three survivors of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3, in the original dust jacket. A national bestseller on release and later a feature film by John Ford starring John Wayne, They Were Expendable was a cultural phenomenon for most of America's participation in the Second World War. The book is a fascinating account of some of the most terrifying parts of the war--especially the Philippines campaign, as the 3rd Squadron was entrusted with transporting MacArthur from Bataan to Australia. Owners signature. Book fine, dust jacket with only light wear to extremities. A near-fine copy.

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