Item #56734 Call it treason. George Howe.

Inscribed to his daughter

Call it treason

New York: Viking Press, 1949. First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], 344; map endpapers; original pictorial pale green cloth stamped in green; spine a little sunned and binding a bit skewed, dust jacket worn and with chips and short tears at extremities. Presentation copy from Howe to his daughter, "For my dear daughter Luisa in Paris from George Howe, August 12, 1949." Based on Howe's experiences in World War II when he served as a civilian with the Office of Strategic Services and was attached to the 7th Army in Algiers and France, working on operations of agents behind enemy lines. Call It Treason was published in six foreign languages and later was filmed by 20th Century Fox under the title, Decision before Dawn. Mr. Howe produced the novel while he was a patient at the old Emergency Hospital in Washington, D.C. after he was severely injured in an automobile accident. He dictated it and it was transcribed for him. George Locke Howe (1898-1977) was a native of Bristol, R.I. He was a trained architect having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1918 and a masters in architecture in 1925, both from Harvard, and went into business with his father, Wallis Howe, also an architect, in Providence. In 1934 he moved to Washington, D.C.. Mr. Howe also was the author of Mount Hope, a historical book about his native Bristol. He wrote several other novels and short stories that were published in Harpers Magazine and poems that appeared in The New Yorker. Item #56734

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