THE ORDEAL OF WOODROW WILSON, SIGNED BY HERBERT HOOVER
HOOVER, Herbert. The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson. New York: McGraw-Hill, (1958). Octavo, original tan cloth, original slipcase. $2500.
Signed limited first edition, number 44 of 500 copies signed by Herbert Hoover.
"In the summer of 1958 a most unlikely bestseller sent ripples of surprise throughout the literary world. For the first (and thus far only) time in American history, a former President of the United States had chosen to write a book about one of his predecessors. What Herbert Hoover had to say about his World War I colleague and intellectual soulmate, Woodrow Wilson, stirred many readers" (Senator Mark Hatfield). Here America's 31st president Herbert Hoover writes of being a first-hand "witness to the ordeal and tragedy of Woodrow Wilson" (Preface). Ultimately Hoover commends Wilson's belief that America "as 'the greatest of democracies,' should keep the world 'safe for democracy"(ANB). Issued the same year as a trade edition, no priority established. With 22 illustrations.
A fine copy in a lightly worn slipcase.