A Manual for Survival: A Counter-Subversive Study Course [Signed by Bundy]
Wheaton: The Church League of America, 1961. Very Good. Item #14241
Wheaton, IL: The Church League of America, 1961. Second Printing, Revised Edition, November 1961. Signed by Bundy without inscription on flyleaf. Quarto (11" x 8.5"); 218pp. Printed paper wraps over stapled textblock. Covers rubbed along edges and a bit smudged, with a 3" razor slit at bottom front not quite splitting cover and just scratching page beneath. Bookplate of Roland K. Kiebel attached below Bundy's signature on flyleaf. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
"Counter-Subversive Study Course" by Bundy, a retired Air Force officer and ordained Baptist Minister, who helped the Church League of America rise to prominence when he became its Executive Secretary in 1956. An FBI memo from R. W. Smith to Mr. W.C. Sullivan, dated September 19, 1961 (available via Internet Archive in a FOIA-compiled document titled FBI Book Reviews, 1959-1966) writes of the book, "Bundy is professional anticommunist. Church League of America is, for all practical purposes, Bundy. This book another self-promotional scheme. Rehash of old public source material on communism exploited to develop theme... Sales pitch climaxed by appeal for funds and subscriptions to Bundy's News and Views."