INSCRIBED BY SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION, FIRST EDITION OF DECISIONS FOR A DECADE
KENNEDY, Edward M. Decisions for a Decade. Garden City: Doubleday, 1968. Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $800.
First edition of Senator Kennedy’s first book, inscribed by him in the year of publication on the half title: “To Robert Daniel, All good wishes to my neighbor, Edward Kennedy & [unclear], April 1968.”
Senator Edward Kennedy was born into "one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew acclaim and tragedy in near-equal measure and who will be remembered as one of the most effective lawmakers in the history of the Senate" (New York Times). Kennedy's first book, Decisions for Decade, was written after five years of representing Massachusetts in the Senate and addresses key issues such as controlling crime ("the first duty of government"), combating racial inequalities and "the perils of overcommitment" in Asia. Although some viewed his book as prelude to a presidential campaign, Kennedy would not, in fact, seek that office until 1979. With a preface by noted diplomat George F. Kennan. With "First Edition" on copyright page.
A very nearly fine inscribed copy.