Very Good. Item #5646
New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1992. Second Edition. Signed by the author on half title to journalist and former presidential speechwriter William Safire with inscription " For Bill Safire, with esteem & affection - Michael Novak, Apr 6, 1992."
Octavo; 354pp. Bump to top back corner affecting last 40 or so pages, with a very light bump to top front corner and at head of spine. Covers otherwise crisp and clean. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Second expanded edition of Novak's study of the American presidential election as an entrance to the symbols of American national and political life. First published in 1974 with a focus on the 1972 election, the second volume expands on that election and adds discussions of the presidencies of Carter and Bush, as well as a new introduction.