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DOUGLAS, Paul H. (1892-1976)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This noted Illinois senator (1949-67) was also a respected economist, author of "The Theory of Wages" (1934), "Economy in the National Government" (1952), "In the Fullness of Time" (1972) and other titles. Outstanding TLS, 1p, 8" X 10½", Washington, DC, 1966 January 21. Addressed to Mary McCarthy and John A. Werner. Fine. On "Congress of the United States" letterhead, the famed liberal Democrat writes to two educators at the North Chicago Community High School "about guiding the direction of your lives." In part: "You and your contemporaries will do well to contemplate the fact that, although the future may seem wholly obscure to you right now, the pattern of your lives is, to a considerable extent, already determined. Your character will not change greatly, even though with the years you may acquire greater wisdom and experience. nd it is your character that determines your conduct at each moment of decision in your life. Certainly it is never too late to strive for self-improvement. But if, at the age of seventeen or eighteen, you are habitually dishonest or lazy or greedy or cruel, you probably do not have any incentive to reform yourself. If you are honest and humane and unselfish now, you have a set of standards that will guide you in the paths of righteousness and help you to shun false values." Goes on along these frank but inspirational lines - excellent original content, not simply boilerplate politician pablum. Large, bold full signature in blue ballpoint. Accompanied by a superb 8" X 10" glossy black-and-white head-and-shoulders portrait of a smiling Douglas in suit and tie. Bookseller Inventory # 39180

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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