First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Item #4876
Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1998. First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author on half title with inscription to writer, journalist, and former presidential speechwriter William Safire. Octavo; 225pp. Printed paper wraps. Covers very lightly shelfworn but with no chips, tears, or marks. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Printed email memo from Harvard political science professor Graham Allison to Safire, along with a letter from Allison on Harvard stationary with a small packet of background information on Kokoshin, who was then the Secretary of the Russian Security Council. All materials were sent ahead of a talk with Kokoshin at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Virginia, to which Safire was invited. Also laid in are three pages of pencil notes by Safire on Ritz Carlton stationary.