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Beck | James M. (Solicitor General)

The Evidence in the Case – An Analysis of the Diplomatic Records Submitted by England, Germany, Russia and Belgium in the Supreme Court of Civilization, and the Conclusions Deducible as to the Moral Responsibility for the War.

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Octavo, xxiv, 200pp, [8pp ads]. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine and cover. Light edgwear, dust along top edge. Inscribed by author on front endpaper: “To Richard Trimble, in memory of a very pleasant evening at Judge Gary’s, from James Beck. Jan. 14, 1915.” Richard Trimble was a classmate and friend of Theodore Roosevelt at Harvard. He was a sparring partner of Roosevelt at Harvard and later accompanied him to Wyoming during his time as a Ranchman. Trimble later worked for JP Morgan and was a founding member of United States Steel Corporation.

Comments: James M. Beck (1861-1936) was a politician from Philadelphia, member of the Republican Party and Solicitor General of the United States. He was appointed Solicitor General in 1921 by President Warren G. Harding. During World War I, he was a strong opponent of the German government, writing numerous books and speaking out against the regime. Those books included The Evidence In The Case (1914) and War and Humanity (1916). After his time as Solicitor General, he was elected to congress, representing Pennsylvania. During his time in congress, he moved to repeal the Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition) and actively opposed Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation.

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New York


G.P. Putnam's Sons


First Edition, Second Impression

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Beck | James M. (Solicitor General)