TRISTRAM "TRIS" COFFIN - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 310934
Sale Price $162.00
TRISTRAM "TRIS" COFFIN
The print and radio journalist signs his book successful book, Missouri Compromise, a critical book about the Truman Presidency
Book inscribed and signed: "To Charley Van Devander/from/Tris Coffin", 316 pages, 6x8½. Missouri Compromise by Tris Coffin. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1947. Hardcover. Signed on blank flyleaf. Tristram "Tris" Coffin (1912-1997) left his job as a reporter with the Indianapolis Times to become Press Secretary to Indiana Governor Clifford Townsend. When Townsend went to Washington as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin Roosevelt, Coffin accompanied him. Returning to journalism, Coffin began covering national politics for CBS and then ABC-Radio, and worked with investigative reporter Drew Pearson. Although Coffin had been a strong supporter of President Roosevelt, he was disappointed with President Truman, so Missouri Compromise, written early in the Truman administration, was an unflattering study. After the success of this book, Coffin started his own syndicated column, "Tris Coffin's Daybook". He wrote six more books. In 1968, unhappy with the Vietnam War, Coffin started a newsletter, The Washington Spectator, acquiring 65,000 subscribers. The publication continued after his death. Coffin should not be confused with the actor of the same name. Corners and edges worn on cover. Image faded on cover. Toned on edges of pages. Ink haloed on signature. Signer page in fine condition.
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