“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 to U.S. Representative Walter Keil Granger
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.$850.00
Item Number: 83704
New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952.
First edition of this collection of writings from President Truman. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed and dated by Harry Truman below the frontispiece portrait opposite the title page, “To my good friend Hon. + Mrs. W. K. Granger with kindest regards Harry Truman.” The recipient Walter Keil Granger was a United States Representative from Utah. Granger served as member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1932 to 1937, and serving as speaker in 1935. He then served as member of the Public Service Commission of Utah from 1937 to 1940. In 1941 Granger was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941 to January 3, 1953). In near fine condition. A nice association.
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."