First edition of In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal, signed by President Richard Nixon on library bookplate.
Octavo, 384pp. Blue hardcover, gilt lettering on spine. The first printing, with a full number line on copyright page. Light dust along top edge of text block, faint rubbing to cloth spine. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, faint shelf wear, a near fine example. Signed on Nixon Presidential Library bookplate affixed to front free endpaper.
Of all the memoirs written by former President Richard Nixon, In The Arena is the most candid account of his time as president. It details his experiences with the USSR, China and Watergate.