Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott, . 8vo. 331 pp. First edition. With frontispiece and photographic illustrations. Original cloth with printed end-papers showing a map of Norway and Sweden. Item #15061
First edition. Harriman (1870-1967) was a committed suffragette, social reformer, and diplomat. She was appointed U. S. Minister to Norway just before the Second World War and is credited with assisting the royal family and U.S. citizens in evacuating the country after the Nazi invasion in 1940. This book is a memoir of the lead up to her appointment (by F. D. R.) and her three years in that post. At the age of 92 she was awarded the first Citation of Merit for Distinguished Service by President Kennedy.