(WALLACE, George C.) WALLACE, George Jr.

The Wallaces of Alabama.

Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1975 Stock Code: 137165
£125.00

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First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author's father, George C. Wallace, on the front free endpaper "To my friend Herbert B. Jaynson George C Wallace". Wallace's "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" speech, his infamous stand in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to block the entry of two African American students, and his runs for the Presidency - coming second behind Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1964 Democratic primary, and third in the national 1968 election with 13.5 of the vote - ensures that he takes his place both among the key figures in the Civil Rights era, and indeed in post-war American politics. The Wallaces of Alabama, written by George C. Wallace's son, gives "a simple, heartwarming account of what it was like to grow up as a member of one of the most famous political families in the modern South" (jacket front flap). George C. Wallace provides the introduction.

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Description

Octavo. Original white half cloth, spine lettered in gilt, red paper sides.

Condition

Spine ends lightly bumped. A very good copy in the good jacket, a little soiled and worn, tape repair to folds on verso.

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