Very Good / Very Good. Item #5486
New York: Paul S. Eriksson, Inc., 1962. Eighth Printing. Octavo. 318 pages. Signed by author on front free endpaper with inscription, "To Mr. and Mrs. William Safire / With best wishes / Anna Chennault / Aug 6. 1975 / Wash D.C."
Typed letter signed to Safire is printed on Flying Tiger Line letterhead, dated August 27, 1975, and reads, "Dear Bill, / Appreciate you taking the time to lunch with me, / particularly your experienced advice. / I will give Mr. Mort Janklow a call within / the next few days. / Concerning an interview with the New York Times, / you have my promise the paper will have the / first priority. / I will keep you informed as my book progresses - / so much to say, yet so little time. Victory / has many fathers, defeat is an orphan - and I / have had the taste of both. / Sincerely, / Anna."
Chennault was involved with negotiations between Republican Operatives to stall peace talks with Vietnam before the 1968 U.S. Presidential Election, a series of events sometimes called "The Chennault Affair," which may have secured Nixon's victory.
Unclipped photographic dust jacket is faded at spine and creased at spine ends and edges with one chip to top of spine. White faux-marbled boards in orange cloth with spine lettered in black. A touch of edgewear. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.