NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Illustrated. Edited by Sidney Hyman. First Edition, fourth printing. Signed presentation from Eccles on the front endpaper: “Bruce Mitchell, With best regards from Marriner Eccles.” An uncommon book and extremely hard to find a signed copy! Marriner Stoddard Eccles [1890–1977] was an American banker, economist, and member and chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Eccles was known as having been the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He has been remembered for having anticipated and supporting the theories of John Maynard Keynes relative to "inadequate aggregate spending" in the economy which appeared during his tenure. After a brief stint at the Treasury Department and with the support of Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Eccles was appointed by President Roosevelt as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Eccles was reappointed chair in 1936, 1940, and 1944 and served until 1948. In February 1944, Roosevelt appointed Eccles for another 14-year term on the board and Eccles stayed on the board until 1951, when he resigned a few months after the 1951 Accord. Eccles had also participated in post-World War II Bretton Woods negotiations that created the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. He retired to Utah in 1951 to run his companies and write this memoir: “Beckoning Frontiers: Public and Personal Recollections.” The Eccles Building that houses the headquarters of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. was named after him in 1982. Thick 8vo., cranberry-colored cloth in dust jacket; 499 pages plus an eight-page index. Item #57410
Very Good (covers nice & bright; contents clean & tight); minor wear (shallow chip base of spine; price-clipped) d/j.