First edition of this patriotic reflection on the young men and women who worked to assemble B-24 bomber aircraft during WWII, Glendon Swarthout's first book.
Fine in very good plus dust jacket.
"It is a pretty big world, and his thoughts are pretty big. But, then, isn't the bird he flies? And isn't the day?"
Glendon Swarthout would later make a name for himself as a writer of Westerns, including penning THE SHOOTIST, the novel that John Wayne's final film was based on.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1943. 8'' x 5.25''. Original red cloth boards, black lettering to spine. Original unclipped ($2.50) black and red pictorial dust jacket with illustration by Edward Cirlin. 238 pages. With war bond advertising bookmark from Eugenics Publishing Co. loosely laid in. Jacket with light wear to extremities; a couple spots of soil to rear. Binding spine ends lightly bumped. Bright.
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