"Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits": Signed Limited Edition of Richard Nixon's Memoirs; Signed by Him, Henry Kissinger and Justice John Paul Stevens
The Memoirs of Richard Nixon.
Nixon, Richard M. (Henry Kissinger and John Paul Stevens).
Item Number: 59014
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978.
Signed limited edition of Richard Nixon’s memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, illustrated, original slipcase. Signed by Richard Nixon. Additionally signed by Henry Kissinger, who served as a National Security Adviser under Nixon. Also signed by Justice John Paul Stevens, who in 1970 Richard Nixon appointed Stevens to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Five years later, President Gerald Ford successfully nominated Stevens to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Justice William O. Douglas. Kissinger pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, seeking a relaxation in tensions between the two superpowers. As a part of this strategy, he negotiated the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (culminating in the SALT I treaty) and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, along with Le Duc Tho for their work in negotiating the ceasefires contained in the Paris Peace Accords on “Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam”, signed the previous January. In near fine condition with some toning to the spine. Rare and desirable signed by both Nixon, Kissinger and Stevens.
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.