New York: The Macmillan Company, 1942. Hardcover. 16mo. Blue paper over boards, dust jacket. 32pp. Very good/very good. Item #38102
A tight and attractive first edition of this Bede Lecture, delivered at the University of Cambridge on July 30, 1942. "Mr. MacLeish describes," notes the front wrapper, "the revolutionary change that has taken place in our attitude towards the war and towards the purpose for which we are fighting." From the library of MacLeish's good friend, Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson II.