Very Good / Very Good. Item #5615
Stanford: Hoover Institution Press at Stanford University, 1978. First Edition. Octavo. 251 pages. Signed by author on half title page to William Safire with inscription, "For Bill Safire - / The only novelist I / know who understands / welfare reform. / Martin Anderson / 3/24/78."
Anderson spent time in Ayn Rand's circle, encouraged Alan Greenspan to go into government, and was Reagan's chief domestic policy advisor in his first term. William Safire's blurb appears on the back panel, "Martin Anderson's Welfare is the most penetrating study ever written on the knottiest problem in U.S. politics -- a timely book by one of the few Americans who understands the challenge."
Printed off-white dust jacket with original price inatct over maroon cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Jacket shows a small chip at base of spine with moderate wear to corners and a paperclip indentation at top front. Boards slightly bumped at top front corner, with a couple of smudges along top edge and nudging to tail of spine. Binding is sound and interior unmarked.