Signed first edition of Mr. Republican: A Biography of Robert A. Taft by James T. Patterson.
Octavo, xvi, 749pp. Gray cloth, title in gilt over black on spine and front panel. Stated “Third Printing” on copyright page. Frontispiece portrait of Robert Taft opposite title page. In publisher’s dust jacket, $12.50 on front flap, archival repairs to verso, chipping and closed tears to all panels. A presentation from the Taft family: Senator Robert Taft, Jr., Ohio Governor Bob Taft and William H. Taft III.
Robert Taft, Jr. and William H. Taft III were the sons of Senator Robert A. Taft and grandsons of President William H. Taft. Bob Taft is the son of Robert Taft, Jr. This book, Mr. Republican, was met with great critical praise and is considered one of the definitive histories of Robert A. Taft.