"STILL FIGHTING FOR POPULIST CAUSES": FIRST EDITION OF OUR REVOLUTION, 2016, BOLDLY SIGNED BY BERNIE SANDERS
SANDERS, Bernie. Our Revolution. A Future To Believe In. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's, 2016. Octavo, original blue paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of Bernie Sanders' account of his life and influences, featuring a detailed account of his campaign praised as "well worth reading… his ideas basically just as fresh to him today as when he left his native Brooklyn," signed in black felt pen by him on publisher's tipped-in leaf.
Published soon after Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton, Our Revolution "recaps the successes of his underdog run and emphasizes that he's still fighting for populist causes. 'The support that we won showed that our ideas were not outside of the mainstream,' he writes. 'We showed that millions of Americans want a bold, progressive agenda that takes on the billionaire class and creates a government that works for all of us and not just for big campaign donors.' He repeats his basic policy positions (a higher minimum wage, stricter banking regulations, a carbon tax, etc.) and offers a Brooklyn take on the usual humanizing biography" (New York Times). On publication, Washington Times reviewer called Sanders' account of the campaign, "well worth reading… for starters, it tells us who this man who energized so many young people really is—an enthusiastic young socialist trapped in an old curmudgeon's body, his ideas basically just as fresh to him today as when he left his native Brooklyn." "Autographed Copy" label on front dust jacket panel.
A fine copy.