A Passion for Politics / A Passion for Anonymity - The Autobiography of Louis Brownlow (2 volumes)
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Date Published: 1955-1958
Book Id: 28975
SIGNED. 605; 499pp. Large octavos [23 cm] Black cloth covered boards with white ink stamped titles on the spines, and the author's name stamped in white ink on the front covers. Very good. The spines and covers are gently rubbed and bumped, and the covers are slightly dusty. Minor spine slants. There is a bit of soiling, minor staining and scuffing on the edges of the text blocks. The pages are mildly yellowed. The pastedowns of volume 1 are slightly darkened. The dust jackets are in good condition only, with rubbing and creasing. The edges of the inside flaps are darkened. The spines are subtly faded. There are numerous small losses from the edges. The largest loss is from the paper at the head of the spine, and measures just under 2 and 1/2 inches wide by 3/4 inch deep. There is a 1 and 1/4 inch long closed tear in the top edge of the front panel of volume 2. The jacket of volume 1 is price clipped, and has a small abraded patch on the spine, obscuring a bit of the author's name.
Inscribed by the author on both front free endsheets. Brownlow worked for the Haskin Syndicate as a political writer and subsequently as a foreign correspondent in Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East from 1906-1915. In 1927 he went to work in journalism again as a staff reporter for the United States Daily. He then went on to become a consultant to the City Housing Corporation in New York City, and in 1930 Brownlow aided in establishing the Public Administration Clearing House at the University of Chicago.