First edition of Theodore Roosevelt's The Foes of Our Own Household
The Foes of Our Own Household.
Item Number: 80032
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1917.
First edition of Roosevelt’s call to arms in World War I. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition with the spine gilt fresh.
"[A] compact presentation of some of the evils in our national life for whose eradication the best thoughts and energies of our people will be necessary... The earliest chapters voice an impassioned appeal to all Americans, men, women, and children, to take up each his or her own share of the burden of the war and do whatever work is possible with zeal and efficiency. He lashes with indignation all those, 'whether Senators, Congressman, editors, or professed humanitarians,' who continue to champion Germany's cause, and tells them they are moral if not legal traitors and have no right longer to be treated as American citizens" ("Col. Roosevelt on Foes of Our Own Household", The New York Times Book Review, Sunday, October 7, 1917, p. 48).