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Author Name    Gander, Marsland. (Leonard Marsland Gander.)

Title   AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Fair

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   London MacDonald 1949

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   29604

367 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "L.Marsland Gander / London, / July 9, 1950" with underscore. "Marsland Gander is a man who has 'been places and seen things', things which he records in this autobiography of a successful journalist with all the vigour and humour of a great adventure. Born and brought up in London's East End, the future War Correspondent and Radio Critic started his career on a local paper and worked his way up. Since those early days he has visited more than thirty countries and met many famous men and women. His assignments have given him an 'inside slant' on some of the biggest stories of recent times, and in several instances he is now able to disclose information which was hitherto suppressed by the censor. (He) witnessed the much criticised campaign in Southern France, the sensational capture of Leros, the Airborne drop across the Rhine and the liberation of Rome, Athens and Amster-dam. Since the war he has toured America from coast to coast and has much to say of recent radio and television developments. There are personal anecdotes of President Truman, the Pope, Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, George Lansbury, of famous soldiers like Montgomery and Alexander, and many others." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page leaf with three very small or tiny chips (with opposite leaf paper tags) and a very small edge tear - also a soft wrinkle, light toning to endpapers, light toning to edges of text block and tiny foxing marks on top of text block, tiny dents on bottom edge of both boards, one tiny and one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on panels, now protected in a mylar sleeve.

War  Correspondents,  World  War  II,  Second  World  War,  Leonard  Marsland  Gander,  General  Alexander,  American  Fifth  Army,  Anzio,  Ardizzone,  BBC,  Bocca,  Eric  Bols,  Christopher  Buckley,  Rihard  Capell,  Cassino,  Winston  Churchill,  General  Mark  Clark,  Daily  Telegraph,  Eighth  Army,  General  Eisenhower,  Ellen  Marsland  Gander,  Stanley  Gander,  Frank  Garstang,  Greece,  Andartes,  Highways  Six  And  Seven,  Earl  Jellicoe,  Journalists,  Sir  Oliver  Leese,  Pieter  Lessing,  Eric  Linklater,  Walter  Lucas,  Stanley  Maxted,  Seaghan  Maynes,  Field-Marshal  Montgomery,  Roy  Oliver,  Ian  Patterson,  John  Redfern,  Lord  Reith,  Sir  Stanley  Reed,  Rome,  Rhine  Crossing,  George  Bernard  Shaw,  R.S.  Skelton,  Television,  Edwin  Tetlow,  Jan  Yindrich,  Reporters,  Autobiography. 

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