First edition of The Real War, signed by President Richard Nixon to attorney Roy Cohn.
Octavo, 341pp. Red cloth, title in silver on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page with full number line. Some spotting to leaf ends, wear to cloth. Illustrated end papers with maps of the world. In publishers dust jacket, $12.50 retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, near fine copy. Inscribed on Nixon bookplate to Roy Cohn, affixed to half title. An exceptional association copy.
Roy Cohn served as the chief council during the McCarthy hearings in 1954, where he would first meet Senator Richard Nixon. As Nixon rose to political heights, Roy Cohn remained an advisor to the president. Cohn would later become the personal attorney for Donald Trump. He would introduce Trump to Rupert Murdoch in the 1970’s, which became critical to the future political success of President Trump. Mr. Cohn passed away in 1986 due to AIDS. He has reentered the public discourse due to his relationship with Donald Trump, with many crediting Trump’s political doctrine to the teachings of Roy Cohn.