Like New. The Easton Press, 1956. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1956 no other dates. No Jacket as issued. This is a FINE leather bound book in perfect condition with attached book ribbon-the book is in perfect As New condition-no bookplates or other markings. As New!
Fine. 8vo Fine condition, a wonderful limited scarce book, first of two volumes; The biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), the 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945), the only individual ever elected four times to the Presidency. This first volume, initially published in 1956 and covering the President's life and career through his secong term, won the Taminent Institute and Woodrow Wilson Foundation Awards. Contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings: premium leather, silk moiré end leaves, distinctive cover design, raised bands, accented in real 22KT gold, satin ribbon page marker, gilded page edges, long-lasting, high quality acid-neutral paper, sewn pages for strength and durability; Vol. 1.
Fine. No dust jacket. 553 p. : ill.; 23 cm. Includes Illustrations. This is the hardcover stated Harcourt Edition from December 1956. Both the cover and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. ---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. Bibliography: p. 490-538.
perhaps the seminal book on first half of fdr's pr
I had the pleasure of studying under Professor Burns at Williams College not long after he completed the second of this two-volume masterpiece. I have the second, inscribed, and longed for the first to round out a personal collection. I'm thrilled to say that this book not only holds up well after 45 years; in my view, it still ranks as the seminal treatise on this period. The writing is lively and fresh; the sourcing excellent. I note that current books on fdr and this period heavily rely on Burns' duet for their own source notes. The only omission of any consequence is not Burns' fault (affair with Lucy Rutherford), and one can read plenty elsewhere about that lesser event of fdr's leadership.. No serious follower of fdr and his times should be without this outstanding book.
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