Utopia, Inc. Herman Everett GIESKE.

Utopia, Inc. New York: Fortuny's Publishers, (1940).

First Edition stated, Review Copy with publisher's press release laid in. “Mr. Gieske has drawn upon his own vivid career to write this book. Journalist, traveler, adventurer, he is eminently fitted to write this rich, glorious picture of tomorrow’s ideal.” Found in Utopian Movements and Ideas of the Great Depression by Donald W. Whisenhunt. "The protagonist of the story is David Haldane, a decent but under appreciated telephone lineman. He dreams of joining the ranks of Utopians and perfecting his pet project, a much improved television. Alas, there is a enemy of this idealistic enterprise, the Soviet Union, which fears that Utopia’s success will boost capitalism and discredit communism. Surprisingly, Germany is never mentioned in the book; Soviet communism is the great evil. Through a sequence of chicanery, the Soviets launch a squadron of planes to poison everyone on Utopia. But their heinous effort is thwarted by a secret radio-propelled type of Star Wars defense. The noble experiment is saved to further help humanity but not before it is clearly emphasized that science and religion are clearly compatible." [Joseph A. Esposito, Northern Virginia Community College] Uncommon. Very Good, some spotting to cloth, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners.

Price: $300.00

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