The book? Fairly uninteresting (which is why we ask that you check with us before trying to swap us something for Booth glass).
However, the stamps are great!
"ATOMS FOR PEACE: TO FIND THE WAY BY WHICH THE ... INVENTIVENESS OF MAN SHALL ... BE ... CONSECRATED TO HIS LIFE"
-- you have to wonder what was in place of the ellipses...*
We also like the picture on the back of the envelope -- a dog trying to bite soap bubbles from a bubble gun.
(Donated by Lisa A.)
* Found it. It's from a 1953 speech (known, believe it or not, as the "Atoms for Peace Speech") given by Eisenhower -- never known for his eloquence -- at the United Nations (so no wonder it's so full of crap). Anyway, here's the relevant passage:
"[T]he United States pledges before you - and therefore before the world -- its determination to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma -- to devote its entire heart and mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to his life."
So, the postal dorks left out "miraculous" (no argument there) and cast the sentence into the positive. Ah, well. It's only a stamp, after all.