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The Caine Mutiny A Novel of World War II
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, 1951. First edition, first issue dust jacket with "The City Boy". 494pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth stamped in silver. Fine copy in original dust jacket (about very good minus, some rubbing and chipping at extremities, repair to verso). First edition, first issue dust jacket with "The City Boy" 494pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Chief of Naval Psychiatry. The classic novel of life at sea during World War II, and the stresses of command. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1952, and the source for the 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart; he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role as Captain Queeg. Inscribed by the author on the half-title to a retired Navy medical officer, "For Dr. A.A. Marsteller/ with many thanks for/ your help-/ Herman Wouk/ March 1951." Marsteller was a career naval officer, serving from 1917 to 1950. He was chief of Naval psychiatry in Washington before World War II. During the war he ran hospitals devoted to war neuroses in the Pacific theater (in New Zealand, the New Hebrides, and California). An evocative association. Eighty-nine Good Novels of the Sea, p. [15]
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