First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5032
New York: The Dial Press, 1977. Stated First Printing. Signed by the author with brief dedication to columnist and former Nixon speechwriter William Safire and his wife Helene on front free endpaper.
Octavo; 438pp. Printed dust jacket with original $10.00 price; book in brown and black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket toned along spine with a light crease to top front, nudging to spine ends, and a few stray smudges. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Lasky's take on Watergate, suggesting it was largely a media event whose scandals pale in comparison to a proposed string of Democratic scandals and abuses of presidential power stretching back to FDR. Safire was an early adviser and speechwriter for Nixon, but left the administration in 1973 to write for The Washington Post and eventually become a regular columnist for The New York Times.