Page, Walter Hines. The United States & Great Britain: Speech of the Hon. Walter Hines Page, American Ambassador to Great Britain. On the Third Anniversary of Great Britain's Declaration of War, August 4, 1917
West Norwood, London: The Complete Press, n.d. (1917). First edition.
Sm 4to. 27pp. Tissue guarded frontis. Inscribed by Page to a fellow diplomat posted to the U.S. embassy at Bangkok. A very good copy, slightly cocked with a little weakness to front binding, heavy offsetting to front and rear end papers, slightly faded spine and rubbing to spine tips.
Walter Hines Page (August 15, 1855 - December 21, 1918) was an American journalist, publisher, and diplomat. In March 1913, Page was appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom by President Woodrow Wilson, whom Page had befriended in 1882 when Wilson was a young lawyer starting out in Atlanta. Page was one of the key figures involved in bringing the United States into World War I on the Allied side. As ambassador to Britain, he defended British policies to Wilson and helped to shape a pro-Allied slant in the President and in the United States as a whole. One month after Page sent a message to Wilson, the U.S. Congress declared war on Germany. For more than a decade starting in 1900, Page was also a partner in the Doubleday, Page & Company publishing house. (from Wikipedia)
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