"Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits": First Edition of The Memoirs of Richard Nixon; Inscribed by Him

  • The Memoirs of Richard Nixon.
  • The Memoirs of Richard Nixon.
  • The Memoirs of Richard Nixon.

The Memoirs of Richard Nixon.


Item Number: 103744

New York: Grossett & Dunlop, 1978.

First edition of Nixon’s memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Reverend Eugene O’Brien with best wishes from Richard Nixon 9/15/85.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.

President Richard Nixon's autobiography is an intensely personal examination of his life, public career, and White House years. With startling candor, Nixon reveals his beliefs, doubts, and behind-the-scenes decisions, and sheds new light on his landmark diplomatic initiatives, political campaigns, and historic decision to resign from the presidency. Throughout his career, Richard Nixon made extensive notes about his ideas, conversations, activities, and meetings. During his presidency, from November 1971 until April 1973, and again in June and July 1974, he kept an almost daily diary of reflections, analyses, and perceptions. These notes and diary dictations, which are quoted throughout this book, provide a unique insight into the complexities of the modern presidency and the great issues of American policy and politics.

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