Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1942. First Edition. Wraps. Printed rose wraps, the second and much more common binding. This is an Advance Copy with a letter from the publisher dated 7 August 1942 announcing the publication of this volume and presenting it to the recipient. In part: "In WAKE ISLAND may be found the hopes and aspirations of a militant youth who fight to make men free." An early if not the first book of American poetry published whose primary subject matter is World War II. Wake Island, attacked on the same day as Pearl Harbor, was the site of the first Japanese defeat of the war, though Japan would take the island later that month. Fine. Item #013572

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