Catch-22 by Joseph Heller [1961 HARDCOVER]
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
VINTAGE BOOK CLUB EDITION  SIMON & SCHUSTER
Hardcover sans dust jacket in very good condition.
Blue leatherette boards have some edge wear and a few scuffs.
Otherwise excellent.. Contents read like new. Endpapers show some darkening along spine [from aged glue in binding] -- name of orig. owner on underside of cover.
Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.