The Artilleryman by Jay M. Lee of the 129th Field Artillery Regiment, commanded by Captain Harry S. Truman during World War I.
Octavo, x, 359pp. Maroon cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. Complete with 21 maps, 6 fold-out, 2 fold-out photographic panoramas. Cloth toning at spine, shelf wear along bottom edge. Housed in custom blue cloth clamshell, title on red morocco label on spine, letters housed in compartment above book. The book is signed by the author on the front free endpaper to the “University Club of Kansas City. Compliments of Jay M. Lee. 12/27/20.” This archive includes letters to the author thanking him for copies of the book. Notable recipients include: Captain Harry S. Truman, General Charles P. Summerall, General R.M. Danford and General John J. Pershing.
This archive includes 19 letters in addition to the signed book, all notable recipients of the book. Most of the letters are thanking the author for the book, with some elaborating on their experiences during World War I. Includes letters from the following individuals: Captain Harry S. Truman, telegram from President Calvin Coolidge, historian Albert Bushnell Hart, General James Harbord, Major General William Wright (Division Commander), Lieutenant General H.A. Drum, actress Elsie Janis, General John J. Pershing, British Ambassador to the United States Auckland Geddes, novelist Robert Grant, General Charles P. Summerall, Major General R. M. Danford, newspaperman William A. White and journalist Frederick Palmer.