Garden City: Doubleday, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed in full at the half title, "Harry Truman 5-5-56", this is the second of two volumes of Truman memoirs. Limited edition bound in a special blue cloth binding, in a larger format than the regular edition.
Focussing on the years following Truman's presidency and the new reality of the atomic age: "But one event occurred in 1945 of such magnitude that it was to revolutionize our relations with the world and usher in a new era for humanity, the fruits and goals and problems of which we cannot even now fully grasp. It was the atomic bomb". (p2).
8vo, xi, 594pp, teg. Dark blue gilt cloth, gilt title at black spine label. In the original mylar dust jacket. The mylar in very good condition, not chipped or discolored. With the original slipcase, with presenter's name in Truman's hand on the original slipcase label. Slipcase a bit rubbed at edges and corners. The volume bright and very clean. OCLC: 731162783. Very good + condition. Item #21942