London: George Allen and Unwin, 1939. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.480. With notes and an index. In publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine. With original cream dust-jacket with red titles to spine and covers. Top edge red. Black ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Some minor chips and closed tears to jacket edges. Jacket spine heavily browned and sunned. Good overall. Son of Hiram Bingham, the explorer who discovered Machu Picchu, and beneficiary of a part of the Charles Tiffany fortune, Bingham was able to tour the world after finishing his degree at Yale. Having met various world leaders including Mussolini and Gandhi, he was most impressed by the success of the Five Year Plans in Soviet Russia and returned to the United States committed to production without profit. Agitating and writing against Capitalism throughout the 1930's, Bingham eventually moderated his opinions at the outbreak of WWII and was elected as a Democratic senator in 1940. Item #47203
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