First edition of Taking Charge by Michael Beschloss, inscribed to former Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach. Octavo, 591pp. Hardcover, title printed on spine. Publishers dust jacket, price clipped, near fine, price tag affixed to back cover. Inscribed by author to former Attorney General and frequent subject of the book, Nicholas Katzenbach. Inscription reads: “For Lydia and Nick Katzenbach – with admiration of great memories of the past. Michael Beschloss.”
Comments: 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.