National Travel Club publishers, New York; hardbound with black boards and gilt design and lettering on cover and spine; several old signatures inside (see pic) but not sure who these are; stamped inside: "Dallas Public Library"; clean pages and tight binding; good condition; see pics for condition.
Hudson Strode (October 31, 1892 – September 22, 1976) was an author and professor of creative writing at the University of Alabama. He taught at the University of Alabama from 1916 until his retirement in 1963. His creative writing classes gained international fame for the literary successes achieved by his students. Strode's students published over 55 novels and 101 short stories. One of Strode's students was the author Borden Deal.
Strode wrote several books on Scandinavian and Caribbean countries before turning to biography.
His best known accomplishment is his three-volume biography of Jefferson Davis. A leading scholarly journal reviewed it stressing Strode's political biases.