First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4770
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976. First Edition. Inscribed by author to Nixon's speechwriter William Safire on second free endpaper. Octavo. 313 pages. In illustrated dust jacket with original "$8.95" price present. Blue boards with spine stamped in gilt.
Inscription reads, "For Bill Safire - / If I knew the word / for "midwife" I'd have written this in German - / because truly that's / what you've been since / that lunch at the / Mayflower. / Thank you for your / encouragement and / help. It has meant / everything. / John Erlichman."
Erlichman's book was a fictionalized account of the the events leading up to the Watergate cover-up, and was later made into a mini-series starring Jason Robards and Andy Griffith.
Dust jacket is creased along top edge and at top of spine. Corners and edges lightly worn. Binding is sound and interior unmarked. An interesting association copy from two figures who had very strong feelings about Nixon after his resignation.