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Truman, Harry S
Memoirs by Harry S Truman; Year of Decisions; Years of Trial and Hope
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1956. Limited Edition. Cloth. Fine/fine. Signed limited edition of the Memoirs of Harry S. Truman, inscribed in both volumes to National Security Advisor Gordon Gray.. Thick octavo, [two volumes], xi, [1], 596pp; xi, [3], 594pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine over black label. Top edge gilt. Both volumes appear unread. In publisher's original glassine jackets, both fine. Gray endpapers. Housed in limited edition slipcases, both inscribed by Harry Truman on the title label, with some shelf wear, but overall near fine. Both volumes are inscribed on the half title: "To the Honorable Gordon Gray with kindest regards and with great appreciation of his friendship + service to the nation. Harry Truman. Independence. Jan. 6, 1956." Inscription in Volume II: "To Hon. Gordon Gray from Harry Truman. 5/5/56." This limited edition set is inscribed to National Security Advisor Gordon Gray, who served with every president from Harry S. Truman through Gerald R. Ford. Gray served as the Secretary of the Army under President Truman. Under President Eisenhower, Gray served as the head of the Office of Defense Mobilization and later as National Security Advisor. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1961 shortly before Eisenhower left office. From 1961-1976 he served on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Gordon Gray passed away in 1982.This limited edition set of the Memoirs of Harry S. Truman is limited to 500 unnumbered copies. They were originally meant to be released to the public as a signed limited edition set f … [Click Below for Full Description]
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