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Baker | Peter [James A. Baker] [Hank M. Paulson | Jr.]

The Man Who Ran Washington

First Edition | Third Printing



Inscribed by James A. Baker III to his fellow Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser.

Octavo, xxii, 694pp, [2]. Maroon hardcover, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition,” with number line complete through “4” on copyright page. Solid text block, no notable wear. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $35.00 on front flap, a few blemishes to front cover and spine, a near fine example.

Inscribed on a bookplate, affixed to the half title: “To Hank – my fellow Treasury Secretary, but more importantly my friend – Jim Baker.” An exceptional association copy between two distinguished cabinet secretaries.

While the Chief Executive officer of Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson was pursued by the George W. Bush White House to join the cabinet as Treasury Secretary. He declined twice, but was eventually persuaded by the former Secretary of Treasury and State, James Baker, an envoy from President Bush. Baker advised that Paulson should ask to be “the primary advisor and spokesman for all domestic and international economic issues,” which was agreed to by the Bush Administration. Baker was a frequent advisor to Paulson during his tenure, offering candid advice on how to navigate the Washington political scene.

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New York




First Edition, Third Printing

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Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Baker | Peter [James A. Baker] [Hank M. Paulson | Jr.]


[Hank M. Paulson | Jr.], [James A. Baker]

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