Dulles | John Foster

War Or Peace

First Edition | First Printing



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Signed first edition of War Or Peace by John Foster Dulles, inscribed to Life Magazine photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Octavo, vi, [2], 274pp. Blue cloth, title printed in red on spine and front cover. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. In publisher’s very good dust jacket, $2.50 on front flap, wear along edges, fold to top edge of rear panel, exceptionally bright colors. Inscribed by the author: “To Alfred Eisenstaedt, With best wishes from John Foster Dulles. April 18, 1950.”

In early 1950, Life Magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt accepted an invitation by John Foster Dulles to photograph him at his Duck Island retreat on Lake Ontario. Dulles had just finished his short appointment as Senator from New York and had finished this book, War or Peace, a critical analysis of the American policy of containment. Within a few years of Eisenstaedt’s photographs, President Dwight D. Eisenhower would select Dulles to serve as his Secretary of State in 1953.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


The Macmillan Company


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


Dulles | John Foster