Hardcover in non price-clipped dust-jacket. 271 pages. Bibliography, Index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. First edition, first printing with full number line. No previous ownership marks. A balanced and scholarly appraisal of Halsey’s record, blemishes and all. As the title indicates, he was popular with the average seaman, as well as the public and the press, which insulated him from much of the criticism leveled against him during the war, and after. A clean, square, unmarked copy. Fine in a near fine dust-jacket.