President Franklin Roosevelt’s Log of the President’s Inspection Trip and Cruise On Board the U.S.S. Potomac, signed by the president to his lead secret service agent.
Quarto, 11 x 8.5 in., , 20pp. Blue covers, stapled spine, fishing rod illustration on cover. Repaired tear on top edge of front cover. Photographic insert opposite title page. Inscribed by President Roosevelt: “For Mike Reilly / from Franklin Roosevelt.” Mike Reilly is listed as a member of the United States Secret Service. His name is in this publication with The President’s Party, along with other notables such as Robert H. Jackson (Attorney General), Harold L. Ickes (Secretary of the Interior) and Harry Hopkins (advisor and New Deal architect). Housed in dark blue leather custom clamshell case, gilt title on spine, gilt title front cover. (Horowitz, 100) (Halter
Log of the presidential cruise to the Bahamas in April, 1941. The USS Potomac would serve as a decoy to allow President Roosevelt to escape to Newfoundland to meet with Winston Churchill during World War II. Mr. Reilly served as head of President Roosevelt’s security detail throughout W.W.II, leaving the White House detail after his death. He would later serve as an advance man for Governor Adlai Stevenson.