A Mission is Born. Italy - July 1944 - May 1945 [Inscribed Presentation Copy]. WW2, S. M. KEENY, UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATION, Spurgeon Milton.

A Mission is Born. Italy - July 1944 - May 1945 [Inscribed Presentation Copy]

[Rome: n.d., ca 1947]: by the Author. First Edition. Rare privately-published memoir of the activities of the UNRRA in Italy in 1944-45. Keeny was Chief of Mission for the UNRRA in Europe; later became Director of UNICEF in Asia. The presentation is to Paul Gyorgy, a Romanian-American medical doctor and researcher who was an expert in pediatric nutrition. Keeny's memoir, by his own admission too frank and possibly too "flippant" to become part of the official UNRRA record, is scarce; OCLC notes three locations only, one at the United Nations in Geneva, two others at University of Hawaii and Columbia. Presentation inscription on title page: "To Dr. Paul Gyorgy / from your friend," signed, dated 1963. Octavo. Staple-bound printed thick paper wrappers; 187pp. Pulp-paper wrappers slightly chipped at margins; text paper deeply tanned but not brittle; Good or better.

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