The Lying Lure of Bolshevism. William T. HORNADAY.

The Lying Lure of Bolshevism

New York: American Defense Society, 1919. First edition. Stapled yellow wrappers printed in black; 48 pp. A scarce pamphlet by the noted hunter, taxidermist, zoologist and conservationist, William Temple Hornaday (1854-1937), who expounds on the growing threat of Bolshevism in the U.S. and what must be done to “strangle the cobras of Bolshevism before they strike.” Hornaday was writing on behalf of the American Defense Society, a nationalist organization founded in 1915 and lasting until the mid-1950s. Theodore Roosevelt was the First Honorary President and the Board of Trustees was comprised of many prominent Americans. More controversial members included Madison Grant, the noted eugenicist, scientific racist and anti-immigrationist, along with Charles Stewart Davison who was a part of Grant’s circle and who helped him on The Passing of the Great Race. WorldCat finds only nine copies. Some rubbing to wrappers with staple bleed to spine, as well as one mark of soiling, but a VG copy. Item #03655

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