Boston: L.C. Page, 1933. First Edition. An expose on racketeering practices of the early 1930s by Clapper, one of UP's most renowned field reporters. A book that was the result of many years the journalist spent calmly exposing back room deals in Washington, the publication of which came with much anticipation, as it attracted the support of Henry Ford (who wrote the foreword, quoted on the rear jacket panel) and many of the greatest political cartoonists of the day, including Donahey, Duffy, Kirby, Norman, Parrish, Spencer, and Talburt.
Many early leaves uncut. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Contemporary owner name and date on the front endpaper, small numeric notation at the bottom right corner of the front pastedown. Jacket is quite nice, somewhat toned at the spine panel, with a few tiny chips at the spine ends and light soil to the rear panel. An attractive copy.
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