The Man Who Forgot
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915. 311 pages. A novel of Prohibition, predicting its ultimate success. The main character is a man who rose from such extreme drunkenness that he forgot his name and past to be a nationally known anti-drink crusader.
At the time this book was written, the author was a reporter for the Washington Post and the Washington Times and a founding member of the National Press Club. He later moved to Asheville, NC.
The book was filmed in 1917. ISBN: 281AIB1044922.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author at length to "General" John Roller, a Confederate veteran and Virginia state lawmaker. With a typed letter, signed by Hay to Roller tipped onto the front pastedown.