Washington, D.C. (no publisher given), 1917. Hardcover. 6 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches; 157 by 113 mm. 220 pages. Hardcover, in very good condition, bound in gray-green cloth. Front hinge a bit weak, with slight separation between a blank preliminary page and the frontispiece; previous owner's name (A P Englund) in brown-black ink on front pastedown; mild wear at the corners and spine tips. Gilt lettering on front board unworn but a bit dimmed. Item #887
The author, as a progressive Republican representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district from 1907 to 1917, opposed the Federal Reserve Act and the country's entry into World War I. The book examines the concentration of great wealth in the United States and its effects on banking and economic and political freedom. This copy is complete, including pages 173 to 178, a discussion of the influence of the Catholic Church on various U.S. institutions that was removed from many copies. Illustrated with two photographs: one is a frontispiece of the author with his son, the future pioneer aviator; the other, of his daughter Lillian Lindbergh Roberts (who died of tuberculosis in 1916), accompanies her short piece "Your Vote for Suffrage."