Item #19011 At the Paris Peace Conference. James T. Shotwell.

At the Paris Peace Conference SIGNED

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Cloth. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR JAMES SHOTWELL on the front free endpaper. A sharp, very presentable copy to boot of the 1937 stated 1st printing, in its uncommon dustjacket. Tight and VG+ (very light spotting and offsetting at the pastedowns and endsheets) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG+ dustjacket, with one small closed tear along the front flap-fold. Thick octavo, a small number of black-and-white photographs complementing the text. (From the dustjacket front flap: "This volume is unique in the literature of the Paris Peace Conference. It is an intimate story of day-to-day happenings in the American delegation, drawn from a very full diary and from letters home, with a retrospect and commentaries. It is a human document as well as a contribution to history. Most of it was written for the author's family and for a small circle of firends: but it is the first historical narrative which shows how the technical experts became, to their own surprise, negotiators, through the sheer force of circumastance. The blue prints for the new era when great empires had disappeared had to be drawn on the basis of a knowledge of history or economics, and the vast and bewildering detail that was covered by this greatest treaty of all time brought the experts from their seclusion to share the task of statesmen."). Very Good + / Very Good +. Item #19011

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