“WITH THE GOOD WISHES OF HERBERT HOOVER”: FIRST EDITION OF PROBLEMS OF LASTING PEACE, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT HOOVER
HOOVER, Herbert and GIBSON, Hugh. The Problems of Lasting Peace. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1942. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2000.
First edition of President Hoover and co-author Gibson’s critically praised analysis of a world in crisis, published in the midst of World War II, boldly signed by President Hoover, in scarce dust jacket.
This thoughtful and timely work of statesmanship was written in the midst of WWII by former President Hoover and diplomat Hugh Gibson. On publication Problems of Lasting Peace was highly commended as a “sane, forceful, stimulating discussion filled with many shrewd truths. It would be a fine thing if many of our own leaders would read it… [Co-author] Wallace’s fervent idealism and Hoover’s conservative realism both lead to the same conclusion: America’s necessity to play a far greater role on the international stage of the future” (New York Times). “First Edition” stated on copyright page.
Book fine; slight edge-wear to scarce near-fine dust jacket.