Calculated Risk by General Mark W. Clark. Harper & Brothers. (1950) Stated FIrst Edition. Hard cover with no dust jacket (Mylar jacket for protection) INSCRIBED BY CLARK - "To Lt. Col. Niel M. Matzger./With the best/wishes of/Mark W. Clark./Ft. Monroe, VA/Oct. 24, 1950." on the half-title page.
There is some wear to the cover edges and the gilt lettering on the spine is somewhat faded, but still ledgeble. The gilt lettering on the front cover is still bright. There are erasure marks at the top of the half-title page of a former book seller's notations. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings in the book (highlightinhg or otherwise) no creases or folds to the pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Ex-Library, Not Facsimile, Not Print-on-demand.
Mark Clark "was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the United States Army during World War II.
During World War II, he commanded the United States Fifth Army, and later the Fifteenth Army Group, in the Italian campaign. He is known for leading the Fifth Army in its capture of Rome in June 1944.
Clark has been heavily criticized for ignoring the orders of his superior officer, British General Sir Harold Alexander, and allowing the German 10th Army to slip away, in his drive to take Rome, the capital of Italy, a strategically unimportant city. The German 10th Army then joined with their brother forces at the Trasimene Line. In March 1945 Clark became the youngest American to be promoted to general.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, a close friend of Clark, considered him a brilliant staff officer and trainer. Clark was awarded many medals, including the Distinguished Service Cross, the U.S. Army's second highest award.
During the Korean War, he took over as commander of the United Nations Command on May 12, 1952, succeeding General Matthew Ridgway." (Wikipedia) BB11b