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Nixon | Richard


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Signed first edition of Leaders by Richard Nixon, inscribed to the CEO of Standard Oil of Indiana, John E. Swearingen and his wife, Bonnie Swearingen.

Octavo, 371pp. Blue hardcover, black cloth spine, title stamped in silver on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page with full number line. Book appears previously read, but free of any marks or notations. In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on the front flap, light shelf wear overall. Signed on the half title: “To Bonnie and Joe Swearingen, With appreciation for their loyal friendship – from Richard Nixon. 1982.”

From the estate of John E. Swearingen, the president of Standard Oil of Indiana and one of the most influential oil executives of the 20th century. When he became CEO in 1960, he deemed Indiana Standard Oil to be a “second-rate company.” Through aggressive research and oil exploration, Indiana Standard quickly became one of the most profitable companies in the United States. Swearingen was vocal about his dislike for federal regulators, often supporting Republicans who shared his views on limited government. In retirement, he was a close friend of presidents Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon. Swearingen died in 2007, survived by his wife, Bonnie Swearingen, who passed away in 2020.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Warner Books


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very Good


Nixon | Richard