Inscribed to William Safire, the first edition of Crisis: The Last Year of the Carter Presidency by Hamilton Jordan.
Octavo, 431pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt on red cloth spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, fine. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $16.95 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, a near fine example.
Inscribed on the half-title “Bill – At least you are consistent: giving them hell like you did us. I’ve always enjoyed your writing and use of the language. Hope you like mine. Hamilton Jordan.”
William Safire (1929-2009) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist for The New York Times. He was a frequent guest on Meet The Press, describing himself as the voice of “libertarian conservatives.” Before joining The New York Times, Safire served as a presidential speechwriter for President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew.