An inscribed copy of On Communism by J. Edgar Hoover to former Senator George Murphy. Octavo, xii, 158pp. Beige hardcover, black cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. First edition, second printing, with number line ending at “2” on copyright page. Perfume fragrance to the book from previous owner. Notes in blue pen on rear end paper. In publishers dust jacket, $4.95 on front flap, light wear along top edge with some shelf wear. Inscribed by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to Senator George Murphy of California. Inscription reads: “To Honorable George Murphy, With warm personal regards. J. Edgar Hoover. 7.15.69.”
Comments: Paving the way for Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator George Murphy made the leap from show business to politics in 1964. He ran for the Senate seat held by former Kennedy press secretary Pierre Salinger, who had been appointed to serve the remainder of Clair Engle’s Senate term. He would serve in the Senate from 1964 – 1971.