MR. PRESIDENT. THE FIRST PUBLICATION FROM THE PERSONAL DIARIES, PRIVATE LETTERS PAPERS AND REVEALING INTERVIEWS OF HARRY TRUMAN

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MR. PRESIDENT. THE FIRST PUBLICATION FROM THE PERSONAL DIARIES, PRIVATE LETTERS PAPERS AND REVEALING INTERVIEWS OF HARRY TRUMAN
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New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, . First Edition Quarto (8" x 11") bound in full blue synthetic leather with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover consisting of a quote by Truman. Illustrated with numerous facsimiles of Truman's writing, drawings, and photographs in color and black and white. This is one of only 250 numbered copies. Instead of a number, Truman has written the initials "J.W.S." of the recipient of the copy. Further the book is INSCRIBED by Truman as President below the initials "To: Hon. John W. Snyder,/From: The President./White House./August 9, 1952." In addition, in the blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk, the President has written: "From one good friend to another!" Snyder was appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend President Harry S. Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programs to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end Truman's term. There is a full-page color photograph of Truman and Snyder in the book, as well as several mentions of Snyder in the text. Snyder has highlighted these with pencil, including this passage: "Took Ross, Snyder and Rosenman to the 'House' for lunch.... Told the three of them that they were most in my confidence and that I wanted frank and unadulterated statements of facts to me from them--and that when they could not treat me on that basis, they would be of no use to me." Minor rubbing to edges. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase (Item ID: 015315)


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