Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, . First Edition. Signed presentation from the author to actor Sterling Hayden on the title page: “To Sterling Hayden from the author Dunbar M. Hinrichs. Essex, Conn. April 1966.”
Sterling Walter Hayden [1916–1986] was an American actor, author, sailor, a decorated Marine Corps officer, and an OSS agent during World War I). A leading man for most of his career, he specialized in westerns and film noir throughout the 1950s, in films such as John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar (1954), and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956). He became noted for supporting roles in the 1960s, perhaps most memorably as General Jack D. Ripper in Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
Hayden had a log interest and career in sailing and and sailed around the world several times. He skippered a trading schooner in the Caribbean after earning his master's license, and in 1937 he served as mate on a world cruise of the schooner Yankee. After serving as sailor and fireman on larger vessels and sailing around the world several times, He was awarded his first command at age 22, skippering the square rigger Florence C. Robinson for a 7,700-mile voyage from Gloucester, Massachusetts, to Tahiti in 1938.Hinrichs (the author) was also an avid sailor and has logged in the equivalent of 3.5 years at sea. An uncommon book. 8vo., black cloth in dust jacket; 335 pages. Item #57550
Very Good (covers bright with minor wear; contents lean & tight); little wear (spine sunned) d/j.