Inscribed by the author to Henry Kissinger

  • Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom: 1940-1945.

Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom: 1940-1945.


Item Number: 5744

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.

First edition the second volume of the author’s Pulitzer and National Book Award winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Henry Kissinger with all good wishes Jim Burns.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With the compliments of the author slip laid in. An excellent association copy.

The second entry in James Macgregor Burns’s definitive two-volume biography of Roosevelt begins with the president’s precedent-breaking third term election in 1940, just as Americans were beginning to face the likelihood of war. Here, Burns examines Roosevelt’s skillful wartime leadership as well as his vision for post-war peace. Hailed by William Shirer as “the definitive book on Roosevelt in the war years,” and by bestselling author Barbara Tuchman as “engrossing, informative, endlessly readable.”

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