Cleveland, OH: Ralston Publishing Co., 1947.
1947 printing. Sixteen lessons complete in eight volumes, bound in publisher's red cloth decorated in blind and stamped in gilt. Mayor Orville Hubbard's copy with an ownership inscription in on front pastedown of each volume in an unknown hand. Hubbard served as the mayor of Dearborn, MI for 15 terms, taking office in 1942 and leaving in 1978 marking one of the longest tenures of any full-time USA mayor. Near Fine with light staining and light wear to cloth, staining to top of textblock edges. Hubbard was an effective administrator while being nationally known as an outspoken segregationalist who sought to keep Dearborn free of the perceived social and political ills of neighboring Detroit. A biographer described Hubbard as a "one-time high school athlete, ex-Marine, nonpracticing attorney, self-acknowledged expert on matters from the milking of cows to the history of the American Revolution, and personal symbol of suburban America's resistance to racial integration." Item #140945219