Title: International commerce and reconstruction,
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company
Publication Date: 1920
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
SCARCE TITLE. 1st Edition in RARE original dust wrapper. Square Tight Binding.Blue cloth gilt with mild edge wear. Hinges professionally repaired. Small circular impressed p/o stamp to bottom of title page. Outer pages lightly tanned. Dust jacket lightly soiled with mild edge wear including a small 1/2 inch closed tear to lower spine edge. Mild rubbing. Presents nicely in archival mylar. Overall a handsome and very desirable 1st edition of this post WW I economic classic in RARE original dust jacket!"International Commerce and Reconstruction", New York - 1920, is one of two economic treatises by American Elisha Friedman (1890-1951) on the state of the American and world economies coming out of WW I. Friedman was an economist for the Treasury Department and extremely influential during the Cooledge, Hoover and Roosevelt presidencies. He was frequently called to give expert testimony before Senate and House committees on taxation, railroads and profit sharing. A contemporary of economist John Maynard Keynes, Friedman did not achieve the level international fame as his British counterpart but was just as respected.Friedman perhaps carried even more influence in the growing Zionist movement of the early 20th century. He was a major player in the drive to create a Jewish state and was a frequent correspondent with world leaders, including Churchill, and wrote several books on the subject. Friedman was also a member of the American Economic Committee for Palestine, a member of the board and one of the founders of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Bookseller Inventory # 5505
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