INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT NIXON
NIXON, Richard. Seize the Moment. America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992). Octavo, original half navy blue cloth, original dust jacket. $700.
First trade edition, second printing, of Nixon’s critically praised assessment of American foreign policy, inscribed on the colophon page: "To Patti With great affection from Richard Nixon."
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). Preceded by a deluxe signed limited edition of 250 copies. From the personal estate of Patti Lasky, wife of conservative columnist Victor Lasky, author of It Didn't Start with Watergate (1977).
A fine inscribed copy.