Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2004.
First Edition. Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xxxiv, 390pp. Inscribed by James Cook to Chester Roush at title page and dated 12-9-04, with Roush's ownership stamp to front endpapers, and additional handwritten letter laid in from successful businessman and civic leader of Columbus, Georgia and founder of the first Midas Muffler Shoe franchise in the country in 1956, Hugh Landrau to Chester Roush, manager at Southwire at the time. Rather heavy edgewear to dust jacket, with tape-repaired tear to bottom edge of front panel, bumping to extremities, and light creasing at edges. Black cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Hard bumping to edges and extremities. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and bright. A presentable signed first printing of this biography of Georgia statesman Carl Vinson, also known as the "Georgia Swamp Fox" and "the Admiral," one of the most important and influential individuals in naval affairs. Good + / good. Item #3990