New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922.
Hardcover. Very good. Reprint (first published 1919). 316 pp, with frontis portrait of the author's mother. Publisher's pictorial cloth, rubbed at extremities. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "To W.S. Morton with the regard and friendship of Chase S. Osborn," and with Osborne's own bookplate (designed by Ralph M. Pearson) on the front pastedown. Autobiography of explorer and twenty-seventh Governor of Michigan Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949). After running an impressive 1910 campaign that made novel use of the automobile, while Governor Osborn "eliminated Michigan's deficit, ended corruption, and produced the state's first workmen's compensation law and a reform of the electoral process. His autobiography reflects the energy and enthusiasm of a reformer inspired by the Progressive Movement, but it also reveals the poetic spirit of an adventurer who fell in love with Michigan's Upper Peninsula after traveling the world" (Wayne State University Press).