First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4776
New York: Harper & Row, 1967. Stated First Edition. Signed by Stephen Hess to William Safire on front free endpaper with inscription: "For Bill Safire, Whose any one book is worth two by his friend and admirer, Stephen Hess. Cambridge, 15 August 68." Octavo; 440pp. Printed dustjacket with original $7.95 price; book in blue cloth with white and red lettering. Jacket rubbed along edges with some toning at top. Boards are square with some fading along top edge and light bumping to corners and spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
A hopeful snapshot of a "resuscitated G.O.P." written in the run-up to the 1968 presidential election. The book's middle section profiles candidates George Romney, Richard M. Nixon ("The Durable Man"), Charles H. Percy, and Ronald Regan. Signed to Safire, who worked as Nixon's speechwriter, three months before Nixon would win the election to become the next president.