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1 Latham, Jean Lee The Story of Eli Whitney
harper & Row 1953 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Fritz Kredel Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by the author to Mrs. Brehon Somervell the wife of General Somervell who was the Commanding General of the Army Service Forces in WWII . He was the General in charge of building the Pentegon in July 1941. Dust has chips around edges and has been price clipped otherwise very good. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Jean Lee Latham (April 19, 1902 June 13, 1995) was an American writer who specialized in biographies for children or young adults. She was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Her father was a cabinetmaker and her mother was a teacher. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and received an A.B. in 1925. She also attended Ithaca Conservatory. While in Wesleyan College, she wrote plays. In Ithaca, she taught English, history and play production. She continued teaching in Ithaca after finishing her studies at Cornell. Her first book for children was The Story of Eli Whitney. Her book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch won the Newbery Medal in 1956. Rare. ; Illustrations; 8.43 X 5.35 X 0.71 inches; Signed by Author 
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