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Does America Need a Foreign Policy?

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First edition of Does America Need a Foreign Policy? by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, inscribed to diplomat, investment banker and savior of New York City, Felix G. Rohatyn.

Octavo, 318pp. Blue hardcover, title stamped in gilt on spine. First printing, with a full number line on copyright page. This copy appears unread, a near fine example. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap. Signed on the half-title: “To Felix Rohatyn / A teacher and friend of many decades / Henry A. Kissinger.”

When Felix Rohatyn (1928-2019) was managing director of investment bank Lazard Freres & Co., he earned the nickname “Felix the Fixer” for his work in the field of mergers and acquisitions. In the 1970s, he engineered the financial rescue of New York City from insolvency when he served as chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation, where he was often given the final say in municipal financial decisions. President Clinton considered Rohatyn for Secretary of the Treasury and Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, but the Republican controlled Senate scuttled the president’s plans. In 1997 he became United States Ambassador to France, serving until 2000. In retirement he wrote his memoirs, Dealings: A Political and Financial Life, which offered a critical look at Wall Street private equity. Ambassador Rohatyn died in 2019.

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New York


Simon & Schuster


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

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Near Fine


Kissinger | Henry [Rohatyn | Felix]


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