Vintage Hardcover First Edition The Wall by John Hersey, 1950
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This is a vintage hardcover first edition of The Wall by John Hersey printed in 1950. The book is stamped as having been donated to the 8th Canadian Hussars Officers Mess by Major Kennedy in 1963 and annotated by him while a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons in 1950.
Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty -- a gripping and visceral story, impossible to put down.