Hardcover. Very Good. Item #000693
Fort Leavenworth: The General Service Schools Press, 1925. First Edition. Octavo; xii + 330pp, including appendices of military legal statutes and index. Tan boards with black lettering on spine and front panel.
Moderately soiled from use; nudging to crown and foot of spine; corners scuffed. Green endpapers; first owner's name on front right endpaper. Textblock clean, square, and unmarked, with the exception of offsets from laid-in newspaper clippings and small ink notes on one page, as described below.
The volume's ongoing life as a reference tied to nation-changing events is evident through the several newspaper clippings laid in by a previous owner. The clippings cover the September 1957 events when Eisenhower sent federal troops to integrate the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and come from the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Call-Bulletin, and the Redwood City Tribune. It is clear from the clipper's ink notations on the clippings, and on one page only of the volume (p. 205), that the volume had been used, 32 years after publication, to understand the legality of Eisenhower's sending of military aid to the civil powers of Arkansas. Fascinating snapshot of history--and of a book--in action.