First edition of The Real War, inscribed by President Richard Nixon to liberal columnist and member of “Nixon’s Enemies List,” Max Lerner.
Octavo, 341pp. Red cloth, title in silver on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page with number line ending at 4. A fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $12.50 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, short closed tear to rear panel, a very good example. Inscribed on the half-title: “To Max Lerner – Who understands the Real World described in this volume – from Richard Nixon. 3-11-’82.”
Max Lerner (1902-1992) was a liberal syndicated columnist with the New York Post. His outspoken opinions and antiwar columns earned him a spot on “Nixon’s Enemies List.” By the 1980s, he become more conservative, expressing support for Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.