None Stated: Ely Culbertson, 1940.
Pamphlet. 6.25" x 4.5". 27pp. Small paperback pamphlet in red cover wraps with black lettering and designs to front cover. Several small dampstained spots, edges light rubbed, bottom front corner creased. Contents clean and free of marks.
Ely Culbertson (July 22, 1891 – December 27, 1955) was an entrepreneurial American contract bridge personality dominant during the Thirties. He played a major role in the early popularization of the game, and was widely regarded as "the man who made contract bridge". He was a great showman who became rich, was highly extravagant, and lost and gained fortunes several times over. Culbertson gave up tournament bridge in 1938 to write and to work for world peace, and this work is one of the resulting titles. After the title page there is a note that states the following: "This article, under the title 'The Mass Mind,' was published as the Appendix to 'The Strange Lives of One Man,' an autobiography by Ely Culbertson. It is reprinted by permission of the author." This small tract lays out Culbertson's thoughts about groupthink, mass/crowd psychology, and includes some of his predictions for the future of politics. Appears to be quite rare, with no copies found in the trade, and none in OCLC (Nov. 2013). Good. Item #278