Ickes, Harold L. The New Democracy

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New York: W. W. Norton and Co. 1934.  First Edition.  

Signed by Ickes on the front free endpaper.  A very good copy, softened at the spine tips, toned front and rear pastedown and endpapers, a little foxing to a few pages and to the exterior of text block.  Accompanied by scarce dust wrapper, foxed and little stained on the interior, spine faded, frayed with some long tears, spine tips chipped with missing material.

Ickes served simultaneously in several major roles for President Franklin D Roosevelt Although he was the Secretary of the Interior, he was better known to the public for his simultaneous work as the director of the Public Works Administration  Created by the National Industrial Recovery Act in June 1933, the PWA built large-scale public works such as dams, bridges, hospitals, and schools, directing billions of dollars of projects designed to lure private investment and provide employment during the depths of the Great Depression Ickes' management of the PWA budget and his opposition to corruption earned him the name "Honest Harold"