First edition of Brian Mulroney's Memoirs 1939-1993; inscribed by him to President Bill Clinton
Mulroney, Brian (Bill Clinton).$4,000.00
Item Number: 96550
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 2007.
First edition of the 18th prime minister of Canada’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to the 42nd president of the United States Bill Clinton, “For Bill, with friendship, admiration, and respect, Brian Mulroney.” Mulroney visited Clinton in June of 1993, only days before the end of his second term to discuss NAFTA and the development of a common solution to trade matters in Bosnia through the United Nations Security Council. Both Mulroney and Clinton introduced major international free trade agreements during their time in office; Mulroney introduced the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement on October 4, 1987 and Clinton signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement on January 1, 1994 which created a trilateral trade bloc in North America. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Author photograph by Bill McCarthy. From the library of Bill Clinton. An exceptional association.
Brian Mulroney served as the 18th prime minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993; his tenure was marked by the introduction of several major economic reforms including the Goods and Services Tax and the Free Trade Agreement with the United States. During his tenure, Mulroney's close relationship with President Ronald Reagan secured the ratification of a free-trade treaty with the United States under which all tariffs between the two countries would be eliminated by 1998.