QUEEN OF THE FLAT-TOPS: The U.S.S. Lexington and The Coral Sea Battle SIGNED. Stanley Johnston.

QUEEN OF THE FLAT-TOPS: The U.S.S. Lexington and The Coral Sea Battle SIGNED

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942. 1st edition, 3rd printing. Cloth. 1st edition, 3rd printing, 1942. Very Good. 8vo., 280 pp., with black & white illustrations. Signed by author on end paper to Dr. Goldberg, Dec 12th, 1942. Bound in publishers red cloth with full color, illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has some crinkling along the top front cover, edges and tips are rubbed along with some minor soiling. Interior is clean and unmarked. SCARCE with signature and dust jacket. Dust jacket now protected in mylar sleeve. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #25524

Stanley Johnston (1900 – September 13, 1962) was an Australian-American journalist who, as a correspondent during World War II, wrote a story for the Chicago Tribune that inadvertently revealed the extent of American code-breaking activities against the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). The story resulted in efforts by the United States government to prosecute Johnston and other Chicago Tribune journalists, an effort what remains the only time the Espionage Act was used against journalists in the United States. No indictment was returned, and grand jury proceedings were sealed until 2016.

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