HENRY FORD - AMERICA'S DON QUIXOTE
(New York: International Publishers, 1925).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORK BY THE SECRETARY OF HENRY FORD'S PEACE SHIP. Ford's initial attempts to end WWI are depicted here. Described are the hectic days of preparation, the crossing of the Atlantic, the slogan "Out of the trenches by Christmas," the campaign of ridicule and misrepresentation, conflicts and successes, Ford's desertion of the ship and the sequel in which Ford became involved in the munitions industry. A significant event in its time the book impressed Maxim Gorky so much, that he wrote a preface in hopes of persuading Europeans and Americans to renounce war as a method for settling differences. Item #27798
First Edition, rare in dustjacket. Illustrated with full page plates, and with an eight page preface by Maxim Gorki, appealing for action against the next war. 8vo, publisher's original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the rare printed dustjacket. xxii, 240 pp. An unusually fine copy in near flawless dustjacket, as pristine.