Item #56916 Call it treason. George Howe.
Call it treason

Advance copy

Call it treason

Washington, [D.C.]: Emergency Hospital, Jan. 12 - June 5, 1948. 4to, title leaf plus 387 leaves printed from typescript on rectos only; green paper wrappers backed in brown paper and with typed label applied on spine; on the front wrapper is typed "Copy #" and "28" filled in by hand, "not to be distributed." Inscribed by Howe on the title leaf: "For Sam and Dora Spencer with thanks for their kindness while this was being concocted, George Howe, Christmas, 1948." Laid in is an 8-page biography titled #18 written by George Howe, detailing the life of his father, Wallis Eastburn Howe, the prominent Rhode Island architect, inscribed on the last leaf to the Spencers again, from Howe and his wife, dated 1963. The novel is 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. Neither the advance typescript nor #18, the brief life of his father, are found in OCLC. Item #56916

Price: $450.00

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