Presentation copy signed by General Jacob L. Devers.
Series, “United States Army In World War II, Special Studies, CIVIL AFFAIRS: SOLDIERS BECOME GOVERNORS” by Harry L. Coles and Albert K. Weinberg; Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C., GPO, 1962. Hard bound, green cloth, 932 pages, 1 map in rear pocket, no illustrations.
Inside cover on end papers is the presentation plate, from the Chief of Military History, Brigadier Hal C. Pattison to General Jacob L. Devers. Also signed by the authors.
Gen. Devers has signed his name on the inside fly leaf.
Condition is about un-used; a super copy!
Jacob L. Devers (1887-1979), Career army officer who graduated from West Point in 1909, entering service in the artillery branch. He did not serve in France during WWI. During WWII, Devers became ETOUSA commander, later being replaced with Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was involved in the planning of Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France in Aug. of 1944. He commanded 6th Army Group in France and Germany, then after the war, commanded the Army Ground Forces. Jacob Devers retired in 1949, at 62 years old. Much much more on this very act, highly involved army officer, particularly in the development of armor, weaponry and later helicopters.