New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1958.
Hardcover. Reprint. Slight age-toning on the boards, small new bookstore label, else near fine in good or better dustwrapper with a chip on the front panel and some splashmarks on the spine. Full-page Inscription by the author: "To the Kingston Trio with best wishes from Dooley, and a thunder of thanks from high valley. Tom Dooley." Envelope laid in from a hotel in his home town of St. Louis, also Signed by Dooley. Account of the Roman Catholic humanitarian and bestselling author Thomas Dooley establishing a hospital in Laos, five miles from the border with Red China. Dooley had also done humanitarian work in Vietnam in the early 1950s, where his two stated purposed were to fight disease and Communism. Reportedly upon his death he was considered for Sainthood in the Catholic Church. To those too young to recall, the Kingston Trio had a huge #1 hit in 1958, the same year as this book, with the traditional American song *Tom Dooley,* based on the true story of a North Carolina man who reputedly murdered his true love and was hung. The real Tom Dooley died of cancer in 1961, at the time he was one of the best-known people in the world, but has since fallen into obscurity. A curious and amusing association.