New York: Harper & Brothers, . Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. ix, 522pp. Maps, map endpapers. Very good. Spine heavily sunned. Item #45179
Tight and decent first edition of this commentary on the contemporary worldwide political situation by the National Book Award-winning American journalist (1896-1970). Personal copy of Illinois governor and two-time Democratic presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), with his rubberstamped ownership signature at top of half-title page, and below this a bold author inscription and signature: "To Adlai Stevenson / with good wishes. / Louis Fischer / March '56" in blue ballpoint. Stevenson himself is mentioned on several pages.