Near Fine / Very Good -. Item #8441
London: Anthony Gibbs & Phillips, 1961. First UK Edition. Octavo; publisher's simulated cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket; 254pp. Jacket extremities a bit worn with closed tear at bottom margin of upper panel (old tape repair to verso), brief paper flaw also to front panel not approaching text or image; overall Near Fine in Good to Very Good jacket.
The popular military historian Robin Moore's first book, an expose of the Cuban Revolution as seen through the eyes of con artist Jack Youngblood, who sold the same set of arms thrice over, to Castro and the Batista government. Though the front jacket flap promises this to be "one of the most explosive stories every written," Moore would not truly gain wide recognition until the publication of The French Connection in 1969.