Signed first edition of Shall We Send Our Youth To War by former President Herbert Hoover.
Twelvemo, 36pp. Beige cloth, title stamped in red ink. No additional printings noted. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $0.75 retail price on front flap, faint shelf wear to rear cover, a bright example. Signed by Herbert Hoover on the front endpaper in his trademark green ink. An exceptionally scarce piece
As war spread across Europe, former President Herbert Hoover wrote the following antiwar pamphlet in 1939. He warned that Franklin Roosevelt was attempting to find a “back door” to increase American involvement in the war effort. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hoover reversed his isolationist stance and issued the following statement: “Today there is just one job before the American people. We must defeat this invasion by Japan and must fight it in any place that will defeat it. Upon this job we must have and will have unity in America. We must have and will have full support for the President of the United States in this war to defend America. We will have victory.” (Schaefer, 2020)