New York: Coward-McCann, 1965.
Signed by USAF General Thomas Power on front free endpaper, inscribed to former owner. First edition. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, lacking jacket. Cloth sunned, Very Good. The political thoughts of the former Air Force General who was the protege of Curtis LeMay, and who spearheaded Operation Chrome Dome, the Air Force program that allowed SAC bombers to be aloft continuously. In the midst of the Cuban Missile Crises, on October 24, 1962, Power purposely broadcast the military's raising of its threat level to Defcon 2, potentially ensuring that the Soviets would learn of the escalation, and thereby risking the eruption of nuclear war. He was an open supporter of such a war, ideally with a first strike on the Soviet Union to gain the upper hand. He once infmaously stated of WWIII, "The whole idea is to kill the bastards. At the end of the war if there are two Americans and one Russian left alive, we win!" Item #140939503