Very Good / Very Good. Item #5869
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980. First Edition. Signed handwritten letter from the author to journalist William Safire on Hoover Institution letterhead paperclipped to front free endpaper. Book itself unsigned. The letter, dated January 16, 1989 reads "Dear Mr. Safire -- These days your columns in the NY Times are one of the few places that show sober judgment based on selective experience in the area of foreign policy. You may be a lonely voice among your current editorial associates but I am confident you make those of me, whatever their number, who remember the days of Lenin, Stalin and Kruschev, less lonely. More power to your pen. // The enclosed is in lieu of the notes of appreciation I have resisted the temptation ot write. Cordially, Sidney Hook."
Octavo; 288pp. Printed brown dust jacket with original $17.50 price intact; book in brown cloth with white lettering to spine. Jacket ligthly scuffed along folds with a bit of sunning to spine, but no chips, tears, or marks. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.