Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; , [xxi], , 354,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1988.
A special Limited edition and true first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition. Unread Very Fine condition, SIGNED by author Harrison Salisbury.
In Salisbury's own words: "Here I describe the America to which I returned from Russia in the mid-fifties, of the New York I explored, of national issues - Washington, Eisenhower, Stevenson, the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, civil rights, Vietnam, the revolutionary ferment of the 1960s and 1970s, and finally China..." He stresses "the virtue and total necessity of reporting the unpopular event at the most - especially at the most difficult touchy moment."
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and features gilded sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best.