Kansas City: Burton Publishing Co., 1946. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. 8"x5.5". Orange cloth with embossed black lettering and decoration. Pictorial dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. 178 pp.
Several chips and small tears along edges of jacket. Inscribed on half title. Two letters laid in. Tight and clean.
This is a collected series of reactionary radio addresses delivered by conservative Nebraska politician Fred G. Johnson at the behest of the Hastings Woman's Club. The speeches reiterate Johnson's perceived causes of corruption in young people, mainly the moral bankruptcy of liberal parents. Johnson inscribed this book to Mrs. Evelyn Thomas. Laid inside are a pair of facsimile letters praising this book signed by Cloyd H. Huffard on Chase Bank letterhead and J. Edgar Hoover on FBI letterhead. (To be clear, Johnson's signature is authentic while Hoover's and Huffard's signatures are printed facsimiles). Rear flap features an advertisement for Johnson's upcoming book, a celebration of the artichoke. Near fine / good. Item #1046