Signed first edition of Willkie and American Unity by Joe Mitchell Chapple.
Octavo, x, 242pp. Beige cloth, title printed in blue on spine, photographic illustration of Wendell Willkie on front panel. Lacking the dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, dated 1940.
Wendell Willkie was the Republican nominee for president in 1940 against Franklin Roosevelt. Willkie supported intervention in WWII, which was contrary to many of the America First policies of his fellow Republicans. He was briefly discussed as a vice presidential candidate for President Roosevelt in 1944, but the option never moved forward. He was also discussed for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations, but he would die at the age of 52 in 1944. Willkie was buried in Rushville, Indiana.