The Force of Women in Japanese History

Washington DC: Public Affairs Press, 1953. First Edition. Association Copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the verso of the half-title page: "To my great friends who know how to write / George Middleton and Fola La Follette / my tribute to them / Mary R. Beard."

Middleton's nephew David's ownership stamp on the front pastedown.

New Jersey-born playwright, director, and producer George Middleton served as president of the Dramatists Guild of America from 1927 to 1929. He is perhaps best remembered today for his instrumental role in creating the Minimum Basic Agreement, a collective bargaining agreement that covers benefits, rights, and protections for Writers Guild of America members. Middleton was also known for his collaborations with Guy Bolton, including the successful 1917 stage comedy "Polly With a Past," basis for the 1920 film adaptation.

The daughter of Senator Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette and women's suffrage leader Belle Case, Flora Dodge "Fola" La Follette was a stage actress, teacher, and writer as well as an activist for the women's suffrage and labor movements. She married Middleton in 1911.

Very Good, lacking the dust jacket, binding slightly cocked, with a lightly faded spine and bumped corners.

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