“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes": First Edition of Peter Drucker's The New Society; Signed by Him
The New Society: The Anatomy of the Industrial Order.
Drucker, Peter F.$6,500.00
Item Number: 89653
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1950.
First edition of Drucker’s classic fourth book. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed.
In The New Society, Peter Drucker extended his previous works The Future of Industrial Man and The Concept of the Corporation into a systematic, organized analysis of the industrial society that emerged out of World War II. He analyzes large business enterprises, governments, labor unions, and the place of the individual within the social context of these institutions. Although written when the industrial society he describes was at its peak of productivity, Drucker's basic conceptual frame has well stood the test of time. Following publication of the first printing of The New Society, George G. Higgins wrote in Commonweal that "Drucker has analyzed, as brilliantly as any modem writer, the problems of industrial relations in the individual company or 'enterprise.' He is thoroughly at home in economics, political science, industrial psychology, and industrial sociology, and has succeeded admirably in harmonizing the findings of all four disciplines and applying them meaningfully to the practical problems of the 'enterprise.”