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Nelson Rockefeller: A Political Biography

First Edition | First Printing



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Signed by Nelson Rockefeller, the first edition of Nelson Rockefeller: A Political Biography by James Desmond.

Octavo, xv, 330pp. Black cloth, title stamped on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Light toning to leafends, internally clean. Appears unread. Bookplate on the front free endpaper, below signature of Nelson Rockefeller. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $5.00 on front flap, light shelf wear, bright illustrations, faint sunning to spine. A very good example. Signed by Nelson Rockefeller on the front free endpaper.

Nelson Rockefeller (1908-1979) served as the 41st Vice President of the United States from December 19, 1974, to January 20, 1977, under President Gerald Ford. Prior to his vice presidency, Rockefeller served as the 49th Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973, as well as holding various federal government positions. He ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1964 and 1968, but lost the primary both times due to his moderate views. As vice president, he focused on domestic and foreign policy initiatives, including economic stabilization efforts and diplomatic engagements. Rockefeller was the son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the grandson of the founder of Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller. He passed away on January 26, 1979, at the age of 70.

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New York


The Macmillan Company


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

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Very Good


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