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The Story Of George Romney

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Inscribed by George Romney, the first edition of The Story of George Romney: Builder, Salesman, Crusader by Tom Mahoney.

Octavo, ix, [3], 275pp. Maroon cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Internally clean, solid text block. Light offsetting to endpapers. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $4.00 on front flap, light shelf wear, chipping along top edge, bright illustrations. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Fred Cody, One of Detroit’s outstanding personalities, a great wit, whose humor is so good, everyone enjoys it. Thanks for your friendship and business. George Romney. 6/30/60.”

George W. Romney (1907-1995) began his career in business, rising through the ranks to become the president and chairman of American Motors Corporation (AMC) in the 1950s. Under his leadership, AMC focused on compact cars, a strategy that proved highly successful and helped the company compete with larger automakers. Transitioning from business to politics, Romney was elected as the Governor of Michigan in 1962, gaining a reputation for his progressive policies and advocacy for civil rights. His political career reached a national level when he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for President in 1968. Later, under President Richard Nixon, he served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, where he worked on housing reform and desegregation efforts. He is the father of Senator Mitt Romney.

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New York


Harper & Brothers


First Edition, First Printing

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Very Good


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