“WITH THE APPRECIATION OF HERBERT HOOVER”: FIRST EDITION OF PROBLEMS OF LASTING PEACE, INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY PRESIDENT HOOVER AND CO-AUTHOR HUGH GIBSON
HOOVER, Herbert and GIBSON, Hugh. The Problems of Lasting Peace. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1942. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.
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, inscribed by both Hoover and Gibson in the year of publication to one of the founders of Armed Services Editions, "To Malcolm Johnson, With the appreciation of Herbert Hoover," continued in the hand of Gibson, "& Hugh Gibson, June 19, 1942."
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. The recipient, Malcolm Johnson, was a top editor and publishing executive with Doubleday, Doran and D. Van Nostrand. He served on the executive committee of the Council on Books in Wartime and was one of the key founders of Armed Services Editions, which produced millions of free books for America's soldiers.
Light edge-wear, closed tear to front panel and spine end of price-clipped dust jacket. An extremely good inscribed copy.