Seventy-ninth [79th] Division, Headquarters Troop

Lorraine, France: Self published, 1919. First Edition, first and only printing. The document James M. Cain's military company during World War I. Cain is credited at the beginning of the text with preparing the book's content, and was the editor of the division's newspaper, The Lorraine Cross. A summary of the Division's activities in the war, summarized mostly in a long essay, with illustrations. Cain is also noted in the index at the rear as a Private First Class, hailing from Catonsville, Maryland. Published 11 years prior to Cain's first book by a major publisher, "Our Government," a time during which Cain worked for H.L. Mencken as a staffer at The American Mercury. Near Fine in slim, blue cloth-covered boards, with gilt titles.

[Book #105106]

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