Signed by Justice Lewis Powell [Powell, Lewis F. (1907-1998)]. [Carter, John Franklin (1897-1967)]. Our Lords and Masters: Known and Unknown Rulers of the World. By the Unofficial Observer. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935. [x], 389 pp. Plates. Cloth in lightly worn dust jacket, signature of Lewis F. Powell to front free endpaper. $200. * First edition. Written under the pseudonym "The Unofficial Observer," this is a pessimistic appraisal of world affairs written by a notable journalist shortly before the beginning of World War II. Appointed by President Nixon, Powell was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1971 to 1987. He is also known as the author of the Powell Memorandum, a confidential essay for the United States Chamber of Commerce. A founding document of the modern conservative movement, it proposed a series of measures to defend and advance the free enterprise system against communist, socialist and fascist cultural trends.
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