A Study of Communism

A Study of Communism

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. First Stated. Black cloth over boards with titling on spine in gilt and red. INSCRIBED "To Leonard B. Jordan / With kind regards / J. Edgar Hoover 9/62". 6.5" x 9.25", pp. xi, 2-212 with a handful of charts and maps. A very nice book which now has a mylar cover on DJ. Rubs and scrapes on DJ front and back with 1" tear on center top of front cover and wear at the corners.

John Edgar Hoover (Jan 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. While Hoover had fought bank-robbing gangsters in the 1930s, anti-communism was a bigger focus for him after World War II, as the Cold War developed. In 1956, Hoover was becoming increasingly frustrated by U.S. Supreme Court decisions that limited the Justice Department's ability to prosecute people for their political opinions, most notably communists. Some of his aides reported that he purposely exaggerated the threat of communism to "ensure financial and public support for the FBI.

Leonard Beck "Len" Jordan (May 15, 1899 – Jun 30, 1983) was the 23rd Governor of Idaho and a United States Senator from '62 - '73. Perhaps his greatest service was on the International Joint Commission with Canada. Fine / good +. Item #1187

"The Communist Party, USA, remains an integral part of the international Communist movement and remains dedicated to the goal of that movement - world conquest." (p 165).

Price: $150.00

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