First Edition. Very Good / Good. Item #5382
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First Edition. Octavo. 423 pages. Signed by author to William Safire on front free endpaper with inscription, "To Bill / No stranger to / the inside story himself. / With warmest / regards and admiration. / Bob."
Donovan was a longtime Washington reporter and wrote PT-109: John F. Kennedy in World War II and a two-volume biography of Truman which was instrumental in reviving his reputation.
Unclipped graphic dust jacket is heavily chipped and rubbed. Black and blue boards are stamped in gilt and red on spine and red on front panel. Faded and moderately worn along edges. Binding is sound.