War Poems Of The United Nations (in original dust jacket). Joy Davidman.

War Poems Of The United Nations (in original dust jacket)

New York: Dial Press, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. First ediiton. hardcover in light gray cloth stamped in blue. vii+395 pp. with index of titles and index of authors. Near fine, narrow tidemarking on the vii introductory pages, binding tight and clean. In very good example of the dust jacket, bit of rubbing at the spine ends. Collection of three hundred poems and one hundred fifty poets from twenty countries, comprised of "...the songs and battle cries of a world at war...". The book was sponsored by the League of American Writers, a group of novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, and literary critics that was founded in 1935 by the Communist Party. They turned anti-war in 1939 with the signing of the Nazi-Soviet pact, then turned pro-war when Germany invaded Russia in 1941. The organization ceased to exist the year of this publication (1943). Near Fine / very good. Item #E24969

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