HERBERT HOOVER, AS COMMERCE SECRETARY, TO THE SATURDAY EVENING POST EDITOR ON INHERITANCE TAXES AND THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR I, AND THE ABILITY OF GERMANY TO FEED ITSELF
HOOVER, HERBERT. (1874-1964). Thirty-first President of the United States (1929-33). Typed Letter Signed “Herbert Hoover” as Commerce Secretary on Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary imprinted stationary. One full page, quarto. January 14, 1924.
IN 1948, JUST A SHORT 6 MONTHS AFTER THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, EINSTEIN WRITES TO A POST-HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR STAYING IN AN AMERICAN-JEWISH DISTRIBUTION CAMP IN CYPRUS, WHILE AWAITING HIS RESETTLEMENT IN THE NEW ISRAELI STATE, AND ACKNOWLEDGES:
“WE ALL OWE THE SMALL HEROIC GROUP OF OUR BROTHERS IN ISRAEL GRATITUDE AND ADMIRATION BECAUSE THEY HAVE ACHIEVED ON THEIR OWN THAT WHICH IS THEIRS BY RIGHT”
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955). Theoretical physicist; Developed the general theory of relativity. Outstanding Typed Letter Signed “A. Einstein”. 1 1/4 pages, quarto. [No place], November 24, 1948. In German. To Siegfried Hessing, Polish writer and Jewish Internee in Famagusta, Cyprus. Addressed to “Camp 67 Bg c/o A.J.D.C.”, a post-Holocaust location where Jews were awaiting permission to enter the new nation of Israel.
GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY ~~ HEADED THE BERLIN AIRLIFT & SOON TO BE HEAD OF THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
LEMAY, CURTIS E. (1906-1990). Lieutenant General United States Air Force. Typed Letter Signed, “Curtis E. LeMay,” on Headquarters Strategic Air Command Offutt Air Force Base Omaha, Nebraska letterhead. One page, quarto. No place. April 10, 1951.
AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF 27 CLOTH INSIGNIA PATCHES FROM THE MAJOR AMERICAN ARMY GROUPS OF WORLD WAR II, WITH SIGNED TRANSMITTAL LETTERS FROM THE COMMANDING GENERALS AND OFFICERS OF THOSE GROUPS ~~ COLLECTED BY A YOUNG MAN — MANY OF WHICH WERE SENT WHILE THE WAR STILL RAGED ON IN THE PACIFIC
A most remarkable group of letters that have attached to them, the shoulder patches of the various army groups that these men lead or represented in World War II. Written by many of America’s highest ranking officers, with many of the letters dated while the war was still raging in the Pacific.
THE MOST FAMOUS ONE-WORD REPLY OF WORLD WAR II: “NUTS!”
McAULIFFE, ANTHONY. (1898-1975). Brigadier General of the U.S. Army during World War II; commander of the 101st Airborne Division while defending Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, and is celebrated for his one-word reply to the German surrender ultimatum: “Nuts!” Choice Autograph Sentiment Signed, “ ‘Nuts’, A.C. McAuliffe, General, U.S. Army (ret.)”, on a 12mo. slip of paper. [Approx 3 x 4 ½ inches]. In very fine condition.
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS — “MAYBE LOVE, SWEET LOVE IS DIFFERENT – LIKE HELL IT IS.” — OUTSTANDING COMMENTARY ON DANTE, SHAKESPEARE, ELLIS, HARDY, AND JIM LAUGHLIN
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM CARLOS. (1883-1963). American physician and writer; author of verse, essays, novels and short stories; won 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Pictures of Breughel. Outstanding Typed Letter Signed, “Bill” on his imprinted W.C. Williams, M.D. 9 Ridge Road Rutherford, New Jersey stationery. Two very full pages, quarto. Rutherford, N.J., May 26, 1944.
HYMAN RICKOVER, THE FATHER OF THE AMERICAN NUCLEAR NAVY ANNOUNCES THE COMPLEATION OF THE SEA TRIALS OF THE USS SIMON BOLIVAR, THE 31ST POLARIS SUBMARINE AND GIVES A STUNNING RECOUNTING OF THE EPIC LIFE AND NATURE OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN PATRIOT!
RICKOVER, HYMAN GEORGE. (1900-86). United States naval officer responsible for developing the nuclear-powered submarine. Wonderful Typed Letter Signed, “H.G. Rickover”, on imprinted USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN641), Care of Fleet Post Office letterhead. Two full pages, quarto. “At Sea, North Atlantic”, September 28, 1965. Excellent condition.