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Leonard Wood

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Signed limited edition of Leonard Wood: A Biography by Hermann Hagedorn, with a signature of the Rough Riders commander in each set.

Octavo, [two volumes], xii, [2], 436pp; viii, [2], 542p. Paper boards, beige cloth spine, title printed on label affixed to spine. Uncut edges, many leaves unopened. Soiling to spines, internally clean. Free of marks or notations, solid text blocks. Frontispiece portrait in each volume, and complete with 26 illustrated plates. Housed in custom brown cloth clamshell.

From a limited edition of 115 copies, with a signature of General Wood in each volume, “from flyleaves removed from volumes in his private library.” A scarce work.

Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was Chief of Staff of the United States Army, a physician, and commander of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. Wood graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1884 and served as a military surgeon during the Spanish-American War, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. Wood was appointed Military Governor of Santiago de Cuba in 1898 and later became the Governor-General of the Philippines in 1921.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Santiago campaign. Wood was a leading candidate for the 1920 Republican nomination but lost to Warren G. Harding. He died in 1927 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Harper & Brothers Publishers


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