First edition of Harry Truman: A Political Biography by William Helm, signed by President Harry Truman.
Octavo, vii, 241pp. Black cloth, title in red on spine and front cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In publishers dust jacket, retail price on front flap, near fine with bright illustrations and a touch of wear at edges of spine. (Burns, 0080) Signed by Harry S. Truman on the half title. A scarce signed copy of this early work on Harry Truman.
The author of Harry Truman: A Political Biography was the Washington correspondent for the Kansas City Journal-Post. He had a long association with Senator Truman and continued to cover his career after he ascended to the Vice Presidency. This work focuses mostly on Harry Truman’s time as a Senator. Truman noted that this account of his early years was “not very accurate.”