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The Generals Wear Cork Hats: An Amazing Adventure that Made World History by  Ben Lucien w/sketches by Alice Caddy Burman - 1963 1st ed - from Auldfarran Books, IOBA (SKU: 12403)

The Generals Wear Cork Hats: An Amazing Adventure that Made World History

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The Generals Wear Cork Hats: An Amazing Adventure that Made World History

by Burman, Ben Lucien w/sketches by Alice Caddy

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New York: Taplinger. 1963 1st ed. 257pp. + 13 appendix pp. illus. red cloth tall 8vo: near Fine in a Very Good dj in poly cover[some browning of illustrated endpp; a tiny fore edge bump; else nrF; dj = few small nicks & tears @ extremities; else VG] American writer and veteran of both World Wars Burman (1896-1984) was probably most famous in his day for the Catfish Bend series of children’s books also illustrated by his wife Alice Caddy. This book is a popular account of his "discovery" (for an American audience) of General De Gaulle and the Free French in Africa in 1941.


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The Generals Wear Cork Hats: An Amazing Adventure that Made World History
Burman, Ben Lucien w/sketches by Alice Caddy
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1963 1st ed
New York: Taplinger
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