NIXON, RICHARD

Nixon Limited Edition of 'The Real War' Inscribed to Gossip Columnist Suzy Knickerbocker

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NIXON, RICHARD M. (1913‑1994). Thirty‑seventh president of the United States best known for his involvement in the Watergate break-in, probably the most famous political scandal in American history. Book signed twice. (“Richard Nixon”). 341pp. 4to. (New York), December 18, 1981. Nixon’s signed deluxe limited edition (no. 66 of 100) of his 1980 bestseller The Real War, additionally inscribed to society columnist AILEEN MEHLE (also known as SUZY KNICKERBOCKER, 1918-2016) “with appreciation & best wishes from Richard Nixon 12-18-81.”

 

Nixon’s early political success, which saw him rise from freshman senator to vice president in the span of six years, was aided by favorable press coverage. “From the beginning, there was little objectivity in the journalistic coverage that launched Nixon into American politics. It was wildly favorable. At home, he was a darling of California’s conservative publishers – most notably the Chandler family, owners of the Los Angeles Times. And when Nixon first went national, he did so with the help of a rules-bending Washington bureau chief from the New York Herald Tribune, who helped craft the gleaming mythos surrounding Nixon’s pursuit of Alger Hiss, the Soviet spy, in the famed ‘Pumpkin Papers’ case,” (“When Nixon Met the Press: Just Because He Was Paranoid Doesn’t Mean the Media Wasn’t Out to Get Him,” Politico, Farrell). However, the power of the media turned against him during the 1960 presidential debates, the first ever televised, when he appeared sickly, sweaty and unshaven next to a tan, confident John Kennedy. Likewise, by 1960, Nixon was reviled by the press. “In both fueling Nixon’s early career – and then destroying him later – members of the press abandoned professed standards of objectivity. And Nixon’s innate wariness, in turn, evolved into arrant hatred. In the end, this dysfunctional relationship helped fuel a national tragedy. It put the country on the road to Watergate,” (ibid.).

 

After serving his first term from 1969-1972, Nixon won re-election by one of the largest landslides in U.S. electoral history, helped in part by Kissinger’s “October surprise” announcement on October 26, 1972, that peace was at hand in Vietnam. However, only a few months into his second term, Nixon was embroiled in the Watergate break-in, probably the most famous political scandal in American history. Rather than face impeachment, he resigned from the nation’s highest office on August 9, 1974. Interestingly, Nixon is the only person ever to be elected twice to both the office of vice president and president and the only president ever to resign his post.

 

After Nixon moved from his native California to New York City in 1979, his speaking engagements and public appearances prompted both the Washington Post and Newsweek to write of his rehabilitation and a comeback. During this period he published numerous books, including The Real War, in which he analyzed the strategic failings of the United States during the Cold War and argued for increased global leadership, helping to set the stage for Ronald Reagan’s increased military buildup and Cold War policies.

 

Mehle wrote a column under various pseudonyms most notably for The Daily News and The New York Post. Despite Nixon’s ongoing grudge against the media, Nixon and Mehle enjoyed a friendly relationship as evidenced by our inscription.

 

Signed in blue ink on the limitation page and additionally inscribed and signed on the half title page. Pages are edged in silver. In its original slipcase and in near mint condition; a hard to find title in this printing.

 


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