“IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT LEADERS, WE HEAR THE ROLLING THUNDER OF HISTORY”: LEADERS, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT NIXON
Leaders: Profiles and Reminisces of Men Who Have Shaped the Modern World.
Item Number: 63081
New York: Warner Books, 1982.
First edition of this work which recollects Nixon’s memories of leaders such as Churchill, de Gaulle and Khrushchev. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 32 photographs. Signed by the author on the half-page, “Richard Nixon 6-21-83.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gene Light.
Richard Nixon knew virtually every major foreign leader since World War II—some at the pinnacle of power, some during their “years in the wilderness” out of power, and still others toward the end of their lives. His was an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into the nature of the powerful and qualities of leadership. In Leaders, Nixon shares these insights and experiences. He illustrates these leaders in private, assesses their careers, recalls words of wisdom, and brings to bear his own judgments. We meet the co-architects of the New Japan, Douglas MacArthur and Shigeru Yoshida. Encountering the legendary leaders of China—Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Chiang Kai-shek—we see the men behind the events. We see the intensely private Charles DeGaulle; explore the philosophies of Konraud Adenauer; confront Leonid Brezhnev; and delight in the company of Winston Churchill—not to mention Nixon’s analyses of interactions with dozens of other leaders.