Item #56740 Call it treason. George Howe.
Call it treason

Inscribed to his parents

Call it treason

London: Rupert Hart-Davis Press, 1950. Advance proof of the first British edition, 8vo, pp. 318; original brown paper wrappers with printed paper label on the upper cover; very good. With the publisher's presentation slip laid in. 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 #56740

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