Some books become history books without ever having that intention at first writing. This is one of those books. "Legal Control of the Press: Concerning those Potential or Actual Controls that Affect the Press, Particularly Libel, Privacy, Contempt, Copyright, Regulation of Advertising and Postal Laws" by Frank Thayer, M.A.,J.D. Published by The Foundation Press, Inc. Brooklyn in 1950. Stated Second Edition. The book was written in 1944. It contains a history of the on-going struggle for freedom of the press. There is a section regarding the law and reporting on war. This book could be of interest to a legal historian or lawyer who enjoys the history of the practice. It could also be of interest to people who gather WWII items and information. It is in very good condition for its' age and will hold its' own nicely on any library shelf. This book measures 1.25"D x 6.25"W x 9.25"H and has 654 pages. Hardbound, faux leather cover with gilt lettering.