The Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority
New York: John Day Company, (1943). First printing. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xvi, 262 pages. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Tiny bump to top fore corner of upper board, a bit of toning to pastedowns at hinges. Jacket spine slightly browned, some minor edge wear and light soil. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with mauve topstain.
With this book, Rose Wilder Lane helped reignite a passion for classical liberal ideas in America. She is considered one of the "Founding Mothers" of Libertarianism, along with Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson, each of whom published significant books in 1943.
Lane was the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series of children's books.