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Mrs. Roosevelt As We Knew Her
Silver Spring: Sandifer 1975 - 8vo., black cloth lettered in gilt. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Judge and Mrs. Jessup, I hope you will enjoy this little volume about Mrs. Roosevelt and some bits of the early days of the U. N. With admiration and warm regards, Irene Sandifer," on the front endpaper; accompanied by a letter from Sandifer's husband to the Jessups about the publication. ---- The recipient, the veteran U.S. diplomat, Philip C. Jessup, was a judge on the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Jessup served as a representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then- Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Sandifer's husband Durward, the executive officer and adviser to the United States delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as deputy assistant secretary of state for U. N. affairs. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," General Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. On the pastedown of "Mrs. Roosevelt," Sandifer penned, "References to Jessups on pp. 67, 89, 93," in which she discussed Jessup's role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. A compelling presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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