First edition of Eye On Nixon, inscribed by Julie Nixon Eisenhower to journalist Howard K. Smith.
Octavo, 128pp. Blue cloth boards, gilt title on spine and cover. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. In publishers first edition dust jacket, near fine, wear along front flap fold. Signed by first daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower on front cover to journalist Howard K. Smith. Inscription reads: “For Howard K. Smith, With best wishes always from our family. Julie Nixon Eisenhower. October 1972.” An interesting dedication, given at a time when Howard K. Smith was in the good graces of President Nixon. Smith was supporting the Vietnam War and endorsed Vice President Agnew’s shots at the media. In 1974, Smith would call for Nixon’s resignation.
Howard K. Smith was an American journalist, reporter, war correspondent and anchor of ABC News. He was known as one of “Murrow’s Boy’s,” a reference to his close association with Edward R. Murrow.