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WRIGHT (Capt. Peter E.) At the Supreme War Council. 1st USA Ed. (with new Preface by the author), [vi]+201pp., 8 portraits, fldg. map. NY: Putnam. 1921  #52892
[HLMainPic] Wright was an Assistant Secretary at the Military Section, involved with forward planning & predicting military requirements ahead, & Ian Beckett (in 'The First World War & British Military History') suggests that he only avoided "prosecution for revealing the deliberations of the SWC largely because it was felt that action would also have to be taken against FM Lord French..." Falls condemned it as an attack on Haig & eulogy of Foch & Henry Wilson, saying "in military matters he is a light-weight." This edition includes a new specially written Preface in which the author responds to the "many & hostile critics" who had greeted the publication of the book in England. Also contains portraits of war leaders not present in the UK Ed. Orig. dark maroon cloth, gilt, sp. dull & hinges a little pulled o/w VG with author's presentation inscrip. & monograph on half title: "To Tess From the Author. PEW." See illustrations on our website.   £30




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