First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #000159
New York: Vantage Press, 1981. Stated First Edition. SIGNED by the author on front free endpaper "To Ruth Verdin, good friend, long-time diplomatic colleague, excellent source of administrative support in San Salvador, and a real credit to the Foreign Service, with all best wishes of the author, Frank J. Devine" Octavo (8.25" x 5.5"); [xii], 209p. Printed dustjacket with original $10.00 price; book in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket shows a few small, clean tears along edges, along with some scuffing to face and some rippling at top front. Spine cocked, with some bumping to cloth at head and tail. Opens easily to between a few gatherings, but binding is sound. Pages unmarked. Devine was the American Ambassador to El Salvador from 1977 - 1980 during the leadup to the Salvadoran Civil War.