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Truman, Harry S
Mr. Citizen
New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1960. Authors Edition. Quarter Leather. The Author's Edition of Mr. Citizen, inscribed to Senator Wayne Morse by Harry Truman. Octavo, 315pp. Brown morocco spine, title in gilt on spine over black label. Light wear to label on spine. Top edge pink. In publishers slipcase, photographic label on side, light shelf wear. (Burns, 0017) This is the Author's Edition of Mr. Citizen, which was specially produced by Doubleday for the personal use of President Truman. Inscribed to Senator Wayne Morse on the half title: "To Honorable Wayne Morse with admiration and affectionate regards from one who considers him the greatest of public servants to the people of this republic. Harry Truman. Independence. Sept. 20, 1960. Wayne, you know how I feel and it has been demonstrated! HST." Near fine. Item #2455 This limited edition set is inscribed to Senator Wayne Morse, an Oregon politician and attorney. He began his career as a democrat, but after the election of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he became an independent, often caucusing with the democrats. He ran for the democratic nomination for president in 1960, but lost to John F. Kennedy. He was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War, one of two Senators who opposed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. He lost reelection in 1968. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books (firsteditionrarebooks) [Cincinnati, Ohio, United States]
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