The Strategy of Peace (Presentation Copy)
New York: Harper Brothers, 1960.
New York: Harper Brothers, 1960. First edition. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Jacket with some rubbing, chipping, and shelfwear to the spine ends, corners, and edges. Inscribed on the front endpaper: "To James Corman with regards and best wishes, John Kennedy." The recipient, LA City Councilman and later California Congressman James C. Corman, was elected to the House of Representatives in the year of publication. An up-and-coming Democratic party star, he served from 1961 to 1981, often telling people "In with President Kennedy and out with President Carter" as he ended a career that included five years as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairperson. Housed in a custom black quarter-leather slipcase with chemise.
A collection of John F. Kennedy's stirring and powerful political speeches, The Strategy of Peace emphasized the president's belief that "the freely spoken and freely challenged word" were cornerstones of democracy. Included within are addresses to the Senate, public speeches on foreign and domestic policy, and JFK's thoughts on the leading questions of his own turbulent era. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #5480)