First Edition of Herbert Hoover's America's First Crusade; Inscribed by Him
America’s First Crusade.
Item Number: 68975
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942.
First edition of Hoover’s look at the impact of World War I. Octavo, original gray cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To my good friends Mr. and Mrs John Richardson from Herbert Hoover with wishes for A Happy New Year (anyway)Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
In Hoover's foreword he writes of the book, ''...The particular importance of this material is as a reminder of the gigantic lessons of 1919...We need preparedness for the peace table even as we need it for defense.''