Fine / Very Good. Item #7648
San Francisco: Institute for Contemporary Studies, 1990. First Edition. Signed by author on front free endpaper with inscription: "To Bill Safire / who has done much to bring this book to the attention of a wide audience. / Harry Rowen." Additional TLS from author to Safire on DOE letterhead laid in. Octavo; xiv + 372pp. including bibliographical notes and index. Twenty-three data tables.
Photo illustrated dust jacket; ivory linen boards with red metallic spine lettering. Just short of as new, with slight edgewear at crown and foot of jacket spine and one 1/2" closed tear at top edge of rear jacket panel. Binding and textblock impeccable, with only slight offset from the fresh ink of Rowen's typed DOE memo to Safire on front pastedown.
Rowen was Assistant Secretary of Defense in the office of International Security Affairs when he co-edited this volume of 11 essays treating the decline of the Soviet Union. Safire praised Rowen's work in his own column in the New York Times of 27 April 1990.