Signed first edition of On Active Service In Peace and War by United States Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson.
Octavo, xxii, 698pp. Red cloth, title stamped on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light toning at top edge of spine, rubbing to cloth boards. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $5.00 on front flap, rubbing to tips of spine, some shelf wear, archival tape repair and dampstain to verso. Not evident on front panels.
Signed on the second free endpaper: “Henry L. Stimson.”
Henry L. Stimson (1867-1950) served as Secretary of War under President William Howard Taft, Secretary of State under President Herbert Hoover, and Secretary of War again during World War II under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Stimson played a crucial role in shaping U.S. policy during significant historical events, including the implementation of the Stimson Doctrine in 1932, which articulated U.S. opposition to territorial expansion through aggression, and his oversight of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb. He passed away in 1950.