First edition of Worth The Fighting For by Senator John McCain, inscribed to Jack Valenti.
Octavo, xxvi, 396pp. Blue hardcover, title printed in silver on spine. Stated “first trade edition” on copyright page with number line 2-9. Dust jacket, near fine, with $25.95 price on front flap, light shelf wear. Signed on half-title by Senator John McCain: “To My Friend + Comrade Jack – With Warmest Regards, John McCain.” An excellent association copy.
Comments: John McCain was the senior senator from the state of Arizona until his death in 2018. He served in Vietnam, where he was captured and held prisoner in Hanoi for nearly 6-years. In 2000 and 2008, he ran for President of the United States, losing both times, but ensuring his status as a lion of the Senate. Jack Valenti was a Special Advisor to President Lyndon Johnson from 1964-1966. His wife, Mary Margaret Valenti, was a personal secretary of Senator Johnson from 1956-1962. Jack Valenti was in Dallas in November, 1963 and can be seen in the famous photograph of President Johnson being sworn in aboard Air Force One, next to Mrs. Johnson. Jack Valenti would go on to become the President of the Motion Picture Association of America.