Signed first edition of Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Professor James G. Blight and Historian Robert K. Brigham.
Octavo, xxiii, 479pp. Gray hardcover, title in silver gilt on spine. Stated first edition on copyright page with full number line. Book appears unread. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, touch of shelf wear. Signed on the front free endpaper by Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight and Robert K. Brigham.
James G. Blight is a professor of foreign relations and film producer, notably the academy award-winning documentary titled The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Blight developed a new form of oral interview during his conversations with McNamara, called “critical oral history,” which relies on declassified documents and the personal insights of key decision makers to refine and enhance the historical understanding of a subject. Both co-authors of this book wrote extensively on the post-Cold War foreign relations of the United States.