Getting to Know the General

Getting to Know the General

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released September 1, 1984
ISBN 0370308085

£60.00

'In August 1981 my bag was packed for my fifth visit to Panama when the news came to me over the telephone of the death of General Omar Torrijos Herrera, my friend and host. . . At that moment the idea came to me to write a short personal memoir. . . of a man I had grown to love over those five years' GETTING TO KNOW THE GENERAL is Graham Greene's account of a five-year personal involvement with Omar Torrijos, ruler of Panama from 1968-81 and Sergeant Chuchu, one of the few men in the National Guard whom the General trusted completely. It is a fascinating tribute to an inspirational politician in the vital period of his country's history, and to an unusual and enduring friendship.

Book Condition & Notes

The Bodley Head, London 1984. First edition. Octavo, green cloth stamped in gold, 224 pages. A fine copy in near-fine dust jacket. Bears a previous owner's gift inscription in the front cover.


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Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

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Book Condition & Notes

The Bodley Head, London 1984. First edition. Octavo, green cloth stamped in gold, 224 pages. A fine copy in near-fine dust jacket. Bears a previous owner's gift inscription in the front cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.


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