Signed first edition of The Grand Failure by Zbigniew Brzezinski, inscribed to Senator Howard Baker.
Octavo, x, 278pp. White hardcover, black cloth spine, title in silver on spine. Full number line listed on copyright page. Solid text block, foxing, toning, and bumps to top edge. Faint toning to endpapers, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $19.95 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, a touch of soiling to top edge, a near fine example. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper “For Howard Baker – with genuine admiration.” A bright association copy.
Zbigniew Brzezinski (1929-2017) served as National Security Advisor for President Jimmy Carter from 1977-1981. He passed away in 2017. Howard Baker (1925-2014) served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1967-1985. Baker was known as the “Great Conciliator” in his time as Senator. He later served as White House Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan from 1987-1988 and eventually became the U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2001-2005.