First Edition of Herbert Hoover's America's First Crusade; Inscribed by Him
America’s First Crusade.
Item Number: 52024
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 Mrs. W.C. Van Antwerp with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover.” The recipient was the wife of well-known New York Stock Exchange memberNear fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing.
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.''