Signed by former Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara, a first edition of Wilson’s Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing and Catastrophe in the 21st Century.
Octavo, xvi, 270pp. Red hardcover, title on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with full number line. In publisher’s fine dust jacket. Signed on the front free endpaper: “With best wishes, Robert S. McNamara.”
James G. Blight is a professor of foreign relations and film producer, notably the academy award-winning documentary titled The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Blight developed a new form of oral interview during his conversations with McNamara, called “critical oral history,” which relies on declassified documents and the personal insights of key decision makers to refine and enhance the historical understanding of a subject. Both co-authors of this book wrote extensively on the post-Cold War foreign relations of the United States. This book, Wilson’s Ghost, was the last book authored by McNamara during his lifetime.