Collectivism: A False Utopia First Printing inscribed to Col. Cary Crockett

“Once the juggernaut of collectivist dictatorship rolls over a country,” Chaimberlin warned in 1937 (one year after Macmillan published Rand’s We the Living), “irreparable damage is done to its standards of culture, to the quality of its human relations, to the most elementary canons of common decency.” Inscribed by “Eleanor Roosevelt,” (not the first lady) to Colonel Cary Crockett in the year of publication, this first edition copy is in remarkable shape for its age. Crockett served from the Spanish American War/ Philippine Insurrection (Visayan Campaign and Luzon Campaign) to WWII. Col. Crockett won the Philippine Medal of Valor (which is the equivalent of the US Medal of Honor) in 1904 during a jungle patrol he and a small force from the Constabulary battled and defeated a force 10X larger. He also served in the Mexican Border Campaign, WWI in France and occupation service, Second Nicaraguan Campaign, and retired at the beginning of WWII. During his time in the Philippines he served as Commandant of the Constabulary School. Histories of Col. Crockett boast of his conquest and medals, several of which have commanded 5 figures at auction, including: Philippine Medal of Valor (1904) with mini-medal on the 3 mini medal bar, both Cripulo Zamora sand cast original award. 2 Mini medals Luzon Campaign and Visayan Campaign, WWI Victory Medal w/ Defensive Sector Bar and mini medal, Mexican Border Campaign (serial # 23244) and mini medal, Second Nicaraguan Campaign (serial # 5955) and mini medal. The Philippine Medal of Valor is the award equivalent to the US Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. This one ¬†was awarded by the American Occupational Government of the Philippines, during the transitional period to the Philippines becoming a colony. Other recipients include Adm. Chester Nimitz, Gen. Douglas McArthur, Gen. Johnathan Wainwright, among the few. Apart from the inscription, no other markings of any kind. Some general foxing to the book in an unclipped jacket with a closed tear and light edge wear. Superb military memorabilia. Book #N3026. $90

Price: $90.00
ByWilliam Henry Chaimberlin
PublishedNew York: Macmillan, 1937