New York: Macmillan, 1940. First Edition. Octavo. Gray cloth boards, stamped in red and black; dustjacket; 246pp. Presentation inscription on front pastedown to the noted Wisconsin author and publisher August Derleth: "For August Derleth, whose political stories are more real than the talk at the court house," signed and dated in year of publication. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed pictorial dustwrapper.
Nice copy of this somewhat uncommon book, a survey of the American political scene in the final years of the Great Depression. Salter was a long-time, much beloved professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin and a prolific author of popular books on political subjects. Derleth is best remembered as the proprietor of the supernatural publishing concern Arkham House; but he was the author of more than a hundred books, including numerous works of natural history and the regional history of his native Wisconsin.