First Edition. Very Good. Item #5390
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1996. First Edition. Octavo; 67pp. Black buckram with gilt lettering and seal. Small waterspot to top front with some scuffs along edges. Slight lean to spine. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
This copy from the personal library of New York Times columnist William Safire. It was sent to Safire after the memorial by former U.S. Representative Gary L. Ackerman, with handwritten note on his congressional letterhead “Bill -- Don’t know if you ever got one of these - But I’ve an extra. You sure done earned it! Regards, Gary.
Safire worked as Nixon's speechwriter until joining the New York Times as a political commentator in 1973. Soon after joining the Times, Safire learned he was the target of wiretaps authorized by Nixon, which he wrote about with "restrained fury" in his August 9, 1973 column, "The Suspicious 17."