“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know": First Edition of Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries; Inscribed by Harry Truman
Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America.
Truman, Harry S.; William Hillman; Photographs by Alfred Wagg.$1,200.00
Item Number: 86332
New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952.
First edition of this collection of writings from President Truman. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Harry Truman below the frontispiece portrait opposite the title page, “Kindest regards to Isadore Battaglia Harry S. Truman Independence, Oct. 30,1953.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Harry Truman's personal diaries, private letters, papers and interviews. "Never has a President allowed such a personal revelation while still in office as President Truman has in turning over his personal diaries, memoranda and private papers to William Hillman. The book is historic and it is candid." "I want the people to know the Presidency as I have experienced it and I want them to know me as I am."