Philadelphia/London: J.B. Lippincott Company. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. (c.1937). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, a little irregular fading to cloth along front joint; jacket shows some edgewear, very slight paper loss at a few corners, small chip at top right corner of rear panel, light soiling to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front pastedown: "To / Bill Finneran, who has the / hardest job of all -- selling these / 'Nights.' / Harvey Klemmer / NYC - Sept. 2, 1937." The author's story of "the most interesting side of a sailor's life -- his experiences ashore. [The book] reads like a novel, but it is the true story of the author's experiences from the age of seventeen when he left a small mid-western town and went to sea." Klemmer had been a journalist earlier in his life, but the same year this book was published he moved on to another career -- as an advisor to Joseph P. Kennedy and subsequently a globe-trotting U.S. diplomat. His association with Kennedy began when the latter was chairman of the U.S. Maritime Commission, and Klemmer stuck with him when he was named U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain; this launched Klemmer on a long career with the U.S. State Department, traveling to assignments around the world; later in life he served as an advisor or consultant to many foreign governments. "I loved this book!" -- Gayle Williamson. [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] . (Inventory #: 21201)
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