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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Address on Pearl Harbor -- Another of the Famous "Christmas Books" A beautifully printed book entitled Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill (Washington: The White House, Christmastide, 1942), 7" x 10", 56 pages, hard bound. Signed and inscribed by Roosevelt "For Toi Bachelder with the affectionate regards of her old friend Franklin D. Roosevelt Christmas 1942" on blank flyleaf. Toi Bachelder was a beloved secretary who also suffered, like FDR, from polio. They met while visiting Warm Springs in the 1920s. Housed in an elegant blue paper slipcase. The book begins with Roosevelt's formal address on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in part: "At seven-thirty in the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, the United States being at peace with all nations, a flight of Japanese airplanes descended without warning on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, sinking and damaging many American ships in Pearl Harbor, destroying many planes at airfields, and killing several thousand United States soldiers, sailors, and marines. A deed which will live in infamy..." Numbered 76 of 100. Minor wear to spine, but the pages are very clean. A wonderful presentation. Highly desirable both as an FDR Christmas gift item and as an autograph. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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