First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5274
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1956. First Edition. Signed by author to William Safire with inscription, "For Bill Safire, / who has humanely / refrained from / analyzing the old / language of / politics herein. / Jim Keogh / 11/13/75."
Octavo; 191 pages. Photographic dust jacket with original "$2.75" price; book in beige cloth-covered boards with red lettering. Jacket edgeworn along top with shallow chips and rubbing to corners and spine ends. Boards are square with some tugging to head of spine. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Keogh was head of Nixon's speechwriting staff, overseeing both Safire and Patrick Buchanan. Keogh also had the task of explaining Watergate and Nixon's resignation to the rest of the world through Voice of America, as he was the head of the U.S. Information Agency from 1973-1977.