Very Good / Very Good. Item #5923
New York: Summit Books, 1989. First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author on front free endpaper to journalist William Safire with inscription "For Bill -- With admiration and affection... Michael K." Additional typed signed letter from Korda to Safire laid in.
Octavo; 481pp. Printed dust jacket with original $19.95 price intact; book in pink paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine and gilt lettering. Jacket lightly shelfworn with sunning to spine and some toning to interior flaps, but with no chips or tears. Boards are sturdy and square. Pages a bit toned along edges but unmarked. Binding is sound.
Korda was born in England and moved to New York in 1957, where he eventually became editor-in-chief for Simon & Schuster and was a major influence at the publisher for over 40 years. In his letter, Korda thanks Safire for the mention of The Fortune in his regular year-end "Office Pool" column in 1988, where he listed the book as one of four "Book[s] to generate the most political talk." He ends suggesting they get together next time Safire is in New York, ending "we ought to be getting you together with our PR people, anyway..."