signed first edition Hardcover
1956 · New York
by Whitehead, Don; Foreword by J. Edgar Hoover
New York: Random House, 1956. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "To Kent Cooper- a great newspaperman whose friendship and encouragement over the years was the inspiration which this Kentucky hill billy needed to reach the point of writing this book. My best wishes and with deep affection- Don Whitehead, Arlington, Va, December 1956". A lovely Presentation and Association Copy, Kent Cooper is best known for transforming the Associated Press ( where he served as general manager and executive director in a career spanning over 40 years) into the worlds largest international news cooperative. A shrewd and innovative journalist, Cooper pioneered many of the publishing techniques that are still used today. Don Whitehead ( who worked at the AP under Cooper before and during WWII ) was a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who also won the Medal of Freedom for his reporting during WWII. His was the first story on the Liberation of Paris. The book is Near Fine, small shelf rub bottom edge. Basis for the 1959 Mervyn LeRoy film of the same title that starred James Stewart and Vera Miles. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Presentation Copy.
(Inventory #: 006831)