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STARLING, Edmund W. Starling of the White House. The Story of the Man whose Secret Service Detail Guarded Five Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt, as told to Thomas Segrue. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. 8vo. Photographic frontispiece portrait. Original red cloth.
FIRST EDITION, second printing, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY SEGRUE AND DAVID KAHN TO ELEANOR ROOSEVELT on the front free endpaper. RICHLY INSCRIBED BY SEGRUE: "I dared not inject my own opinions into this record of Colonel Starling, but I was happy to tug at the historical garment hem of the only President I rank with my greatest hero -- Jefferson -- your husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Sincerely, Thomas Segrue 3/9/46." David Kahn, a mutual friend of Segrue and Starling who encouraged the book's production, writes: "To: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt: -- The story of a faithful follower of your 'sainted' husband -- to which I add my appreciation to you for your confidence and friendship. -- David E. Kahn."
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