How to Win in Politics [*SIGNED* by dedicatee]

By: Gauer, Harold

Price: $65.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, light age-toning to edges of text block but no significant wear; jacket similarly nice, just a touch of browning at the edges]. (cartoon drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the dedication page by the dedicatee, one Milton R. Polland, who is described in the printed dedication as a man "who has never aspired to public office and probably never will, but who has helped so many to win in politics." Polland was a mover and shaker, all right; here's what Wikipedia has to say about him: "He was an American life insurance executive, businessman and political activist from Wisconsin, who served as an Ambassador-at-Large for the Republic of the Marshall Islands. In addition to his active business life, Polland had an active political career spanning in excess of 60 years. He sponsored many local, state and national campaigns, including serving as campaign manager for both Wendell Willkie and Hubert Humphrey in their presidential bids. In 1945, as one of the leaders of the Wisconsin Progressive Party, he met with new President Harry S. Truman to discusss Wisconsin politics. Polland was a close friend and adviser to California governors Goodwin Knight and Earl Warren (later Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court)." Dust jacket blurbs by Senator Joseph H. Ball of Minnesota (who also contributed the Foreword) and a young U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy -- the latter an interesting choice, since in 1946 had only just been elected to his first term in Congress. Signed by Dedicatee

Title: How to Win in Politics [*SIGNED* by dedicatee]

Author: Gauer, Harold

Illustrator: Illustrated by Sid Stone

Categories: Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Bruce Humphries, Inc.: (c.1946)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 17807

Keywords: Political Campaigns Politics Politicians John F. Kennedy Signed