New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth, gilt lettering. In blue pictorial dust jacket. Sunning and scuffing to jacket; several small tears and chips to edges and spine ends. Cloth sunned and rippled at spine. Moderate foxing to boards and interior pages. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste-down. INSCRIBED by author on ffep: "For Bill Murphy with my regards and all good wishes. / John H. Craige / 14 November, 1934." Very good minus in good plus jacket. very good - / good +. Item #23554
Memoir of the U.S. occupation of Haiti and attempted analysis of Haitian culture and the "color question." By a former Marine and onetime Chief of Police in Port-au-Prince; a self-styled "honest imperialist" who "believe[d] that our Occupation was honest, conscientious and benevolent, and that we conferred immeasurable benefits on the Haitians."