First edition of the Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon by Theodore White, inscribed fellow Kennedy advisor Ted Sorensen.
Octavo, 373pp. Black cloth, title in gilt on spine, light wear along bottom panel. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Gray end papers. Light foxing at leafends. In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light wear at edges, near fine condition. Unique association copy from the author, Theodore White, to fellow historian Ted Sorensen.
The inscription reads: “For Gillian and Ted – with all my affection – Tedy White. Theodore H. White.”
Comments: Both White and Sorensen played vital roles in shaping the legacy of President John F. Kennedy, with Ted Sorensen being his chief speechwriter and Theodore White creating the legacy of Camelot after his death. Shortly after the funeral of President Kennedy, Mrs. Jackie Kennedy summoned the author [White] to Hyannis Port to write a series of articles about her husband for Life Magazine. In these articles, which were edited by Mrs. Kennedy, the famous phrase emerged “…for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”