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American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace

Culver, John C.; Hyde, John

Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2000
ISBN 10: 0393046451 / ISBN 13: 9780393046458
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Title: American Dreamer: The Life and Times of ...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Edition: First Printing

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Inscribed By Authors 0393046451 CULVER, JOHN C. HYDE, JOHN. AMERICAN DREAMER - A Life of Henry A. Wallace. W.W. Norton & Company. New York. 2000. First Edition, FIRST PRINTING with full number line on copyright page. INSCRIBED by both authors and dated 12-5-00 on page before title page. 6.25" x 9.25". 608 pages including index. Book is in NEAR FINE condition with mustard yellow textured paper over 1.5" black paper binding with title and author in bright gilt on spine. Book's spine tips, corners and edges untouched. There are 3 very subtle 1/8" x 1/2" fine lines marked on front cover otherwise book is in Fine condition. Tight, bright and unmarked. Dustjacket is also in NEAR FINE condition with glossy front cover with picture of Wallace under 1/3 bold red lettering of title above. Jacket's spine tips and corners are untouched. There is a subtle 1/8" crease on top of back cover's top edge otherwise book is also in Fine condition. Price point intact. Bookseller Inventory # 006089

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Synopsis: The first full biography of Henry A. Wallace, a visionary intellectual and one of this century's most important and controversial figures. Henry Agard Wallace was a geneticist of international renown, a prolific author, a groundbreaking economist, and a businessman whose company paved the way for a worldwide agricultural revolution. He also held two cabinet posts, served four tumultuous years as America's wartime vice president under FDR, and waged a quixotic campaign for president in 1948. Wallace was a figure of Sphinx-like paradox: a shy man, uncomfortable in the world of politics, who only narrowly missed becoming president of the United States; the scion of prominent Midwestern Republicans and the philosophical voice of New Deal liberalism; loved by millions as the Prophet of the Common Man, and reviled by millions more as a dangerous, misguided radical.John C. Culver and John Hyde have combed through thousands of document pages and family papers, from Wallace's letters and diaries to previously unavailable files sealed within the archives of the Soviet Union. Here is the remarkable story of an authentic American dreamer.

About the Author: John C. Culver is a former U.S. senator from Iowa. John Hyde is a former reporter for the Des Moines Register.

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