The Economic Pinch
Philadelphia: Dorrance, . First edition. Hardcover. 249 pages. Hardcover, in fine condition, bound in maroon cloth with black stamped lettering and rules to the spine and front board. The yellow jacket, in very good condition, has mild overall dust-soiling, a few tiny chips at the spine and flap folds, and fading of the spine panel to white, with no effect on the black lettering. Jacket carries about 200 words of the publisher's copy on the front panel and about 250 words on the flaps, with ads for three other titles (not by Lindbergh) on the rear panel. Jacket enclosed in a clear, archival-quality, removable protective cover. Item #888
The author, father of the famous pilot Charles A. Lindbergh, began his political career as a progressive Republican, representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district from 1907 to 1917. Noted for his support for farmers, wage laborers and small business owners and for public ownership of some industries, and for his opposition to the 1913 Federal Reserve Act and the country's entry into World War I, he later left the Republican Party and ran for office with support of the Non-Partisan League. He also was involved in the formation of Minnesota's Farmer-Labor Party. He died in 1924 during his campaign for governor of Minnesota.