Item #2581 Three (3) Typed Letters Signed; TLS To His Book Editor. Omar Bradley.

Three (3) Typed Letters Signed; TLS To His Book Editor

Washington DC / Los Angeles: 1950 - 1954. SIGNED "Omar Bradley" [1] and the very familiar "Brad" [2]. Letters are addressed to the editor of his book, Theodore S. Amussen. 7" x 10.75", Two letters are on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff letterhead with flag colors in the corner. Included is a carbon copy of a letter from Amussen, inviting him to be the godfather to his new son, Timothy. Stapled to the cc is Gen. Bradley's affirmative reply. Also is a reprint from a Profile of Bradley in the March 1951 issues of The New Yorker.

Omar Nelson Bradley (1894 - 1981) was one of five, Five-Star General of the Army. He served in the European Theater during WW II, was appointed by Pres. Truman as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1949. GEN Bradley served on active duty continuously from 1911 until his death in 1981 – a total of more than 69 years. His was the longest active duty career in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces. Bradley was known as "The Soldier's General" for his sincere care for the safety and welfare of the troops. He was less enthusiastic about some of his peers, including: Douglas MacArthur, George Patton and Bernard Montgomery, all of whom he had issues with following the war.

Theodore Smith Amussen (1915 - 1988) a former New York book publisher who held executive editorial and administrative positions in New York City with Holt, Rinehart & Winston; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; and Rinehart & Co., where he was a vice president and board member from 1953 to 1960. During this time he was editor of Bradley's book, "A Soldier's Story".Chet referred to in two letters is LTC Chester "Chet" B. Hansen (1917 - 2012) was an aide-de-camp to Gen Bradley as well as a war time diarist. He recorded intimate and historical details beside Bradley as the Armies fought their way across Europe. Hansen received half of the royalties for this book.

Provenance: This material was provided by Timothy Amussen, Alexandria, VA, son of Ted Amussen. Two letters are fine with two horizontal mail folds. One is very good with a small closed tear at the bottom left corner. Item #2581

Dec. 27, 1950: "Chet just told me about the new boy who arrived yesterday...I hope, to talk over some of the details of publications." Aug 3, 1953: "I too am counting on being Timothy's godfather. We will have to get together and work out some mutually agreeable date... We will just have to forget the fortune the Swamp Buggy Guide Service would have brought us." Aug. 27, 1954: "I have always greatly admired Jackson because of the manner in which he handled this troops in the Shenandoah...We spent a month in Hawaii, where we thoroughly enjoyed our first vacation since I left the service last summer."

Price: $750.00

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