One of the Fifteen Million (Signed copy)
Signed by the author to Senator Joseph McCarthy
First US edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 14cm, 236pp.
This copy has been signed and inscribed by Nicholas Prychodko to Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy was the Republican US Senator who lead the investigations into Communist infiltration and subversion of the US Government and society during the second Red Scare and gave rise to the term McCarthyism. The inscription reads, "To Senator Joseph McCarthy, a great fighter against Muscovite Communist menace, respectfully Nicholas Prychodko, Feb 16, 1953. Toronto."
From the dustwrapper, "This is the true story of one man's experiences in a Soviet labor camp. It is also a record of what millions of people have endured, and are enduring, under the iron heel of the totalitarian state. This author of this shocking, first-hand account was thirteen at the time of the Bolshevik revolution." The NKVD arrested him in 1938 and he spent three years in a Siberian labor camp. He eventually escaped and after several years in European P.D. camps, he settled in Canada.
The book is in very good condition, with clean pages bar a little age-toning, and secure binding. The dustwrapper is creased and chipped to the spine ends and corners but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.Sold