Title: The Teahouse of the August Moon
Author: Sneider, Vern
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York
Publication Date: 1951
Edition: First Edition. Eighth Impression.
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: Fair
Comments: Wrinkle at top of spine. Minor wear to top edge. Bookplate on FFEP. D-j is chipped and torn.
Synopsis: A young American officer and his efforts to impose efficient Western ways on a simple little village on Okinawa right after World War II.
The American Colonel in command at Okinawa thought he might win General’s stars if Okinawa had modern housing, schools, progressive organizations and profitable business. But the Colonel’s plans laid an egg in Tobiki village. captain Fisby, in charge there, just couldn’t get “American” ideas across. Instead, in a weak moment, he accepted a gift of two geisha girls, who mobilized Tobiki–with explosive results for the Colonel, the Captain, and the community.