Octavo, 280pp. Hardcover book, blue cloth spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page with number line beginning at “2,” noting first printing. In publishers dust jacket, near fine, light shelf wear, toning to top edge, $17.95 on front flap. Foxing at extremities. Inscribed by journalist Sam Donaldson on front free end paper: “To Charlie Wagley – Covering Presidents is easy – uncovering what they do is often difficult. My very best to you. Sam Donaldson.”
Comments: Charles DuVal Wagley was a paralegal at the General Accounting Office (GAO), now known as the Government Accountability Office. He was an avid collector of unique Americana, including this signed book. His government position afforded him a unique connection with investigative journalists, including Sam Donaldson and Helen Thomas.