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The Story of the Constitution by  Sol Bloom - Signed First Edition - 1937 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 004603)

The Story of the Constitution

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The Story of the Constitution

by Bloom, Sol

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Washington, D.C.: U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission, 1937. A classic in constitutional studies, first published in 1937 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Very Good, boards lightly rubbed at the extremities. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front pastedown - "To Will H. Hays and thanks for all of the great help to this commission Sol Bloom". Additionally Inscribed to Hays on the Acknowledgement Page at rear pastedown. Will H. Hays managed Warren G. Hardings successful campaign for the Presidency of the U.S. and was subsequently appointed Postmaster General. After a year in that position, he resigned to become most famously known as the first President of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), which under his guidance published a blacklist of actors and workers studios should not hire, inserted moral clauses into actors' contracts, and published an informal list of suggested guidelines for film producers. When the Catholic Church formed its Legion of Decency and threatened nationwide boycotts of movies, Hays installed a more formal production code, called the Hays Code( later simply "The Code"), which became the virtual law of Hollywood until the 1960s. Sol Bloom served fourteen terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1922 until his death in 1949. he oversaw celebration of the George Washington Bicentennial (1932) and presided over the U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Exposition (1937). He chaired the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in 1938. A strong supporter of Zionism, Bloom was a delegate to the convention in San Francisco that established the United Nations. The first words of the Preamble to the United Nations Charter, "We, the Peoples of the United Nations .. ." were suggested by Bloom. A marvelous Association Copy linking 2 men who made a big impact on events in the first half of the 20th Century ! . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covered Boards. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Association Copy.


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The Story of the Constitution
Bloom, Sol
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
First Edition
U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C.
Date published
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U.S. History; Law;

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