Inscribed to Senator Kent Conrad, first edition of We Can Do Better by Senator Paul Simon.
Octavo, 300pp. Blue hardcover, title in silver on spine. Full number line listed on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $23.95 retail price on front flap, vibrant images, a fine example.
Signed by the author on the front free endpaper “To Kent Conrad – With gratitude – Paul Simon / 11-15-94 / (p 28).”
Paul Simon (1928-2003) was an Illinois Democrat who served in the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and in the Senate from 1985 to 1997. Simon wrote twenty-two books throughout his career, and was known for his traditional horn-rimmed glasses and bow tie. In a tribute to Simon, former President Bill Clinton said he was “beyond question, one of the most remarkable public servants I ever knew.” Kent Conrad (b. 1948) served as Senator from North Dakota from 1992-2013.