First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5243
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992. First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author on front free endpaper to author, columnist, and former Nixon speechwriter William Safire with inscription "For William Safire -- With the respect that an academic reserves for a politician of substance -- Bob Greene."
Octavo; 296pp. Photo-illustrated dust jacket over navy cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and rules to spine. Jacket is crisp with very light rubbing to top corners and a few faint scratches to back. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Greene's study suggests that it was during Nixon's and Fords administrations that the United States grasped the limits of its power, both in terms of domestic and international policy as well being the first time the American people would put limits on presidential power. According to the index, Safire is mentioned a dozen or so times himself throughout the book.