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The American Adventure: The Bicentennial Messages of Gerald R. Ford

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SKU: 1964 Categories: , ,


A scarce presentation copy of The American Adventure, inscribed by President Gerald R. Ford to a member of his administration. Thin octavo, ix, [1], 28pp, [1]. Blue cloth, title printed in gilt on front cover. Multiple black and white photographs throughout. This work includes transcripts of all the major speeches of President Ford over the bicentennial weekend in 1976. (Greene, 804), Inscribed to the Executive Secretary of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Wheaton Byers. Inscription reads: “To Wheaton Byers, in appreciation and with warmest best wishes. Gerald R. Ford.” Includes an additional letter on White House stationary, dated December 9, 1976, thanking Mr. Byers for his service, also signed by President Ford.

Comments: Wheaton Byers (1925-2017) served in both the State Department and the CIA. During the Nixon administration he was asked to serve as the president’s Executive Secretary for the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. After leaving government, Mr. Byers was hesitant to speak about his service for the CIA and his time in The Hague.

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Privately Printed


First Edition

Date Published

July, 1976





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Ford | Gerald R.