Signed first edition of Peace and the Strategy Conflict by William R. Kintner, inscribed to Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach.
Octavo, xiii, 264pp. Blue cloth, title in silver on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, light foxing to endpapers, a touch of rubbing to cloth at corners, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, $6.95 retail price on front flap, foxing to front panel and verso, sunning to spine, a few small closed tears, light shelf wear. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: “Nov 1967 / To Nicholas Katzenbach – with regards – William R. Kintner.”
William R. Kintner was Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute before serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand during the Ford administration. The recipient of this book, Nicholas Katzenbach, served as United States Attorney General for Lyndon B. Johnson. While serving as Deputy U.S. Attorney General , he notoriously confronted Alabama Governor George Wallace at the University of Alabama, demanding the school be integrated. Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Katzenbach advised Johnson that an independent investigation into the assassination was needed, leading to the creation of the Warren Commission.