This vintage book is Henry L. Stimson's 1947 autobiography, "On Active Services in Peace and War". It is chiefly an account of Stimson's 13 years' public service, and explores his actions, motives, and results in great detail. "On Active Services in Peace and War" is highly recommended for those with an interest in the life and work of this great American statesman, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Attorney for the Government", "Roosevelt and Taft", "Responsible Government", "The World Changes", "As Private Citizen", "Governor General of the Philippines", "Constructive Beginnings", "The Beginnings of Disaster", "The Far Eastern Crisis", "The Tragedy of Timidity", etc. Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1950) was an American politician who held many important governmental positions under numerous American presidents, including Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.