New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1986. map endpapers. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED boldly by the Author in green ink on a front endpaper facing the half-title, thick & tall 8vo / small quarto (9 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 2 5/8"), black half cloth with silver lettering on spine over matching black boards with facsimile signature "James C--" on front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped: $22.95) depicting an AK-47 wrapped in flowing light green cloth, publisher's yellow topstain, map endpapers focussed on Iran in the Middle East, 1147 pages. Weight; 3 lbs 9 oz. + Krochs & Brentano's "1st Edition Circle" bookmark. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #8710
James Clavell (1921 - 1994) was a British novelist, screenwriter, director, World War II hero and POW. Whirlwind is the fifth published novel (by internal chronology) of the author's bestselling Asian Saga: Shogun, Tai-Pan, King Rat, Noble House, and Whirlwind.
Whirlwind is Clavell's major historical novel about three weeks of fanatacism, geopolitics, and radical Islamic warfare in Iran during February, 1979, just after the Shah's forced departure.
SUPERIOR SIGNED COPY! Tight, bright, clean. Upper right corner slightly rubbed. Slight edgewear to the unclipped dust jacket. No previous owner or remainder marks. Hefty & more than 2 lbs! Will be shipped well-wrapped in a sturdy box.