First Edition of Richard Nixon's Seize the Moment; Inscribed by Him
Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World.
Item Number: 62063
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
First edition of Nixon’s critically praised assessment of American foreign policy. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To Ken Deeker with best regards from Richard Nixon.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Anthony.
In Seize the Moment President Nixon makes “short work of ‘three myths’ about the future of American foreign policy: the myths of the end of history, of the irrelevance of military power and of the decline of the United States. Rejecting both isolationism and a ‘global democratic crusade,’ Nixon comes down squarely on the side of what he calls ‘practical idealism… Building on his own formidable experience, Nixon analyzes, in successive chapters, the Soviet Union (‘the former evil empire’), Europe, the Pacific, the Middle East and the third world. It takes a former President—and not just any former President—to write a book as broad and as deep as this one” (New York Times)