Inscribed to Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., first edition of NATO: The Transatlantic Bargain by Harlan Cleveland.
Octavo, xi, 204pp. Black hardcover, green cloth spine. Title in black on spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page, with full number line on rear flyleaf. Slight lean to text block, lightly bumped corners, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $6.95 retail price on front flap, shelf wear, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Admiral Jack McCain / with admiration / and warm regards / Harlan Cleveland. July 7, 1970.”
Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. (1911-1981) served in the United States Navy for 45 years. He was the son of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., a four-star admiral who commanded South Pacific aircraft operations in World War II, and the father of Senator John McCain. During the Vietnam War, Admiral McCain was Commander-in-Chief of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater and an ardent supporter of the Vietnamization policy of President Nixon. McCain retired in 1972 and died of a heart attack in 1981. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.