First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5335
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977. Stated First Edition. Signed by the author on front free endpaper with inscription to columnist and former presidential speechwriter William Safire with inscription "To Bill Safire -- a dear friend and one of *my* choices as among the 200 future leaders of America (Would you believe past & present as well?) With admiration -- Vic Gold."
Octavo; 251pp. Printed dust jacket with $8.50 price intact; book in blue paper-covered boards with red cloth spine and gilt lettering. Jacket a bit toned down spine and along edges, but with no chips, tears, or marks. Boards faintly bumped at corners and spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Gold's survey of the 1976 presidential race and the role of the candidates PR and media wings. Gold was a Democratic Party adviser before switching to the Republican party and working as press secretary for Barry Goldwater and Spiro Agnew, then later as a speechwriter for George H.W. Bush.