New York: Armed Services Editions, No. R-29. Vintage paperback. First printing of this edition. Oblong. Spine slightly rubbed, else Near Fine condition. Armed Services Editions were printed by the Council on Books in Wartime for distribution within the American military between 1943 and 1947, and were produced to provide reading entertainment for soldiers serving overseas, while also educating them about political, historical, and military issues. The program was a massive success, and as a result few of the copies that survive remain in collectible condition. An attractive copy.