DEAN, William F. General Dean's Story of his three year's captivity in North Korea. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1954.
8vo. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); map endpapers; pp. xiv, 238; with 2 leaves of photographs; Library stamp to verso of half-title, Provenance: Weidenfeld Library (probably their filing copy); light sunning to spine; a few chips to top edge of wrapper, with light rubbing to extremities; library shelf sticker to spine; slight offsetting to endpapers, with a light even toning to paper-stock throughout; a very good copy in the wrapper.
First edition. Jacket design by Stanley Hickson. This text details General Dean's time as a prisoner of war in North Korea, from 1950 until 1953. 'General Dean was given command of the first American division to go to the aid of South Korea… engulfed in the chaos of a retreating army, he found himself cut off behind the Communist lines' (front flap). Dean recounts his treatment by the North Korean Communists, and all he was able to learn about the Korean people and how communism shaped their daily lives during the War.