Secrets of the Balkans: Seven Years of a Diplomatist's Life in the Storm Centre of Europe (Signed, Jan Masaryk's Copy)

 Secrets of the Balkans: Seven Years of a Diplomatist's Life in the Storm Centre of Europe (Signed, Jan Masaryk's Copy)

Vopicka, Charles

Rand McNally, 1921


[Association copy] Inscription by the author to the Honorable Jan Masaryk.  Masaryk was a Czech diplomat and politician who served as the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1940 to 1948. After the war he continued to serve Czechoslovakia in the National Front government. In 1948 the non-communist members of the government resigned.  Jan was found dead in the courtyard of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an alleged suicide, "Jan Masaryk was a very tidy man. He was such a tidy man that when he jumped he shut the window after himself." 

Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. xiv, 330 pages : frontispiece, plates, portraits ; 24 cm.  John Oliver Crane's bookplate. Crane served as Secretary to President Thomas (Tomas) G. Masaryk of Czechoslovakia. He married Countess Theresa Martini Marescotti of Rome.  Jan Masaryk was married to Frances Crane Leatherbee (1887-1954). An heiress to the Crane piping, valves and elevator fortune and a sister of Richard Teller Crane II, a U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia. *Autographed by author.*

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