Very Good / Very Good. Item #9863
Washington, D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1955. First American Edition. Small Octavo (19x13x2cm); 119pp. Three-color emblematic dust jacket on laid paper; sage-green binding with gilt spine stamping.
Unclipped jacket shows some tanning-shadow on back, and has a small closed tear to front flap upper corner. Volume is unmarred and unmarked, apart from an interesting gift inscription from the donor to a noted psychiatrist opposite the title page.
Nasser (1918-1970) here shares the political thinking and anti-colonial spirit that led him and Mohammed Naguib to oust King Farouk and free Egypt from the British Colonial occuption. Nasser served as the second president of Egypt from 1954 to 1970.
Dr. Leon L. Konchegul, recipient of the gift inscription from, it seems, one of his advisees or patients, was on the staff of St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. The gift notation is intriguing but unexplained.