THE CRUISE OF PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT TO SOUTH AMERICA AND THE INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PEACE BU 18 November 1936 / 15 December 1936
Washington, DC United States Government Printing Office 1937 (6) 64 pages. Illustrated primarily from black and white photographs, including a frontispiece photograph of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. Blue decorated cloth. Original onionskin spiderweb decorated jacket. 6" x 9 1/4". Folding map of the Americas, showing route of Presidential trip. Itinerary of the Cruise. List of vessels in the Squadran. The log, in book form, of the cruise of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to and from Buenos Aires to open the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace in 1936. It includes text and photographs of the Equator Crossing ceremony in which the President's son, Col. James Roosevelt, USMC, was an initiated Pollywog. The President's ship was the U.S.S. Indianapolis, a Portland-class heavy cruiser, later to be sunk in WWII (30 July 1945) leading to the greatest loss of life at sea from a single ship. This tragedy was prominently described in the movie, "Jaws". This title is increasingly scarce. A Fine copy in the original onionskin jacket (VG- with edgewear and chipping, including a large chip to the front lower left cover) now in a custom clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
Signed: n Edition: First Edition
Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Binding: Decorated Cloth
Book Id: 1790