First Edition of Peter Drucker’s Classic First Book The End of Economic Man; Signed by Him

  • The End of Economic Man: A Study of the New Totalitarianism.

The End of Economic Man: A Study of the New Totalitarianism.


Item Number: 48008

New York: John Day, 1939.

First edition of Drucker’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free endpaper. An excellent near fine example in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially signed.

In this long recognized cornerstone work, Drucker explains and interprets fascism and Nazism as fundamental revolutions. It is a social and political effort to explain the subjective consequences of the social upheavals caused by warfare. This work was singled out for praise in both sides of the Atlantic, and is considered by the author to be his most prescient effort in social history. The New York Times calls it "a challenging and penetrating analytical study of the totalitarian state." Mr. Drucker is one of those writers to whom almost anything can be forgiven because he not only has a mind of his own, but has the gift of starting other minds along a stimulating line of thought" (Winston Churchill).

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