First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5169
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980. First Edition.0 Octavo. 255 pages. Inscribed by author on title page to William Safire. Inscription reads, "For Bill - / My friend who was / very much responsible for the / publication of this first work. Thanks, / Sammy Rawls / 9 August 1980." Safire's printed blurb on rear of dust jacket reads, "Powerful journalism - a guaranteed gripper of a book."
Dust jacket is creased along top edge, but no chips or tears. Gray boards in black cloth with spine stamped in silver. Binding is sound.