Octavo, 201pp. Blue cloth. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Publishers dust jacket, $3.95 on front flap, bright illustrations, chipping along top and bottom edge of spine. Laid in “Goldwater For President” pamphlet. Inscribed by Senator Goldwater on first free endpaper to Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess. The inscription reads: “To a man I admire / Pete Pitchess / a great American / one of our outstanding law men – and a lousy Gin player. With respect, Barry.”
Comments: Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess served from 1958-1981, modernizing the Sheriff’s Department and becoming a model for departments across the United States. His name is well known as the defendant in Pitchess v. Superior Court, which now allows defendants to obtain records of public complaints against police officers. Obtaining such a record is called a “Pitchess Motion.” Barry Goldwater was a five term senator from the State of Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for President in 1964. Although he lost to Lyndon Johnson, Goldwater is credited with launching the modern conservative movement.