From the private library of United States Army General Hugh A. Drum, first edition of Jefferson in Power: The Death Struggle of the Federalists by Claude G. Bowers.
Octavo, xix, 538pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. Light dust along top edge, solid text block, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, price-clipped, sunning to spine, a very good example. Signed in pencil on the front free endpaper by General Hugh A. Grant.
General Hugh A. Drum (1879-1951) was a career United States Army officer, who served in both World War I and World War II. During World War I he served as chief of staff of the First United States Army and commander of the First Army during the early days of World War II. He received the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his service during World War I and is the namesake of Fort Drum in upstate New York. General Drum retired at the age of 63 in 1943, and died in 1951.