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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Signed and Inscribed First Edition The Happy Warrior: Alfred E. Smith.
    -Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. 4.75" x 8". 40 pages. Black cloth-bound with orange title label.
    -Near fine with minor wear along spine and corners, and slight toning in paper.

    FDR's personal account of 1928 Democratic Presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith is inscribed on the front endpaper (in full) "For Dorothy & Larry Brown in memory of the famous campaign of 1928 / Franklin D. Roosevelt". In his foreword, FDR explains: "It is difficult, in the tumult of a political campaign, to set forth facts without bias, but I have tried, in the first part of this little book, to analyze fairly some of the causes that make Alfred E. Smith one of the most interesting Americans of this generation. In no way is this written as a partisan plea. The excuse lies in the deluge of letters coming to me from men and women in every circumstance of life, and from every part of the United States, asking every conceivable kind of question about him." FDR's predecessor as Governor of New York, Alfred Smith was defeated in a landslide by Herbert Hoover in the 1928 election, which was held a little more than two months after the publication of this volume.

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