James Watson Gerard (Aug 25, 1867 - Sept. 6, 1951) was a U.S. lawyer and diplomat born in Geneseo, N,Y. He graduated from Columbia in 1890 and from New York Law School. He was chairman of the Democratic campaign committee of New York County for four years, and served as major of the National Guard of the State of New York for four years. He was appointed to the New York Supreme Court in 1908, where he served as justice till 1911. Under President Woodrow Wilson, he served as the American Ambassador to Germany from 1913 to 1917. The German government asked him to leave in January 1917. He left Germany in February, and retired from diplomatic service entirely in July of that year.
The George H. Doran Company of New York City published two books Gerard wrote on his experiences titled My Four Years in Germany and Face To Face with Kaiserism. My Four Years In Germany was filmed in 1918.
This book is covered in a green cloth with gold lettering. The binding is solid with no loose pages. Original owner wrote initials on first blank page. There are 448 pages. Published by George H. Doran Company, NY - 1917