|Publisher||Albert & Charles Boni|
Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. FIRST EDITION. Good overall condition, brown cloth covers a bit wavy and corners bumped., minor additional age flaws. Tightly bound - pages well attached, no writing or marks inside book. Volume One although Rogers admits that he had no intention of producing a Volume Two. “Letters of a Self-Made Diplomat to His President” by Will Rogers. A collection of tongue-in-cheek letters from Will Rogers written when he was abroad. Addressed to President Coolidge, they chide him for various policy decisions, make 'commonsense' suggestions, and inform him of the unexpected results of American policies and actions. He relays the views of foreigners he meets, as well as his impression of Americans who go abroad. Overall, the letters show all that Rogers saw wrong with the political landscape of the 1920's, and what he felt should be done to improve the situation. As always, his concern was for the everyday Americans whom he felt that the president & his party ignored. Unlike today, Rogers was able to convey his negative message in a very humorous & non-threatening manner. He never seems to shout, use obscenities, or resort to name calling. Yet, his message is quite clear! A Vintage American Classic by a Beloved Humorist! 263 pages.