First edition of America: Too Young to Die, inscribed by Alexander De Seversky to Minnesota congressman John A. Blatnik. Octavo, 237pp. Black cloth, title printed on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light wear along top edge, otherwise near fine. Inscribed to United States Congressman John Blatnik, a longtime member of the House of Representatives from the state of Minnesota.
Comments: De Seversky was a Russian-American aviator, who advocated that air power during W.W.II was the key to strategic dominance over Germany and later Russia. He published his New York Times best selling book, Victory Through Air Power, in 1942. He followed Victory with Air Power: Key to Survival.