Signed by Bernard Baruch and John Hancock
War and Post-War Adjustment Policies: February 15, 1944.
Baruch, Bernard M. & John M. Hancock.$300.00
Item Number: 3743
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by both Bernard M. Baruch and John M. Hancock. In very good condition.
When the United States entered World War II, President Roosevelt appointed Bernard M. Baruch a special adviser to the director of the Office of War Mobilization. He supported what was known as a "work or fight" bill. Baruch advocated the creation of a permanent superagency similar to his old Industries Board. His theory enhanced the role of civilian businessmen and industrialists in determining what was needed and who would produce it. Baruch's ideas were largely adopted. During World War II Baruch remained a trusted adviser and confidant of President Roosevelt, who in 1944 spent a month as a guest at Baruch's South Carolina estate, Hobcaw Barony.