First edition of The Real War by Richard Nixon, inscribed to Court of Appeals Judge and Senator James L. Buckley.
Octavo, 341pp. Red cloth, title in silver on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page with full number line. Illustrated endpapers with maps of the world. Ownership notation on front free endpaper. In publisher’s dust jacket, $12.50 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, a very good example. Inscribed on a bookplate: “Richard Nixon for Jim Buckley.”
Senator James L. Buckley (b. 1923) is the brother of conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr. Buckley served in the United States Senate from 1971-1977, representing the State of New York. He later joined the Reagan Administration in 1981. He served as Counselor of the Department of State and was later appointed to the United States Court of Appeals – District of Columbia Circuit. He is the author of four books including: If Men Were Angels: A View from the Senate (1975), Gleanings from an Unplanned Life (2006), Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State (2010) and Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States & Empowering Their People (2014).