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For the Eyes of The President Only

Salinger, Pierre

Published by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London, 1971
ISBN 10: 0002214822 / ISBN 13: 9780002214827
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Title: For the Eyes of The President Only

Publisher: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good++

Dust Jacket Condition: Good-

Edition: First Edition.


Orange hard cover with title on spoine in gold. some slant to spine, minor bumping to corners, otherwise in mint condition. pages ages darkened as would be expected, elsewise in very good condition. pages clear, clean ,esy to read, binding firm. no markings in the text at all. D/j has crease and tear to right hand front edge wear to edges and spine, small nick at bottom of spine. Archival covered for protection and enhancement. First edition of the author's first work of fiction and fourth book. Published in the United States as ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF MY GOVERNMENT. A novel of US politics. Santa Clara may be one of the least important of the Latin American Republics, but when a left-wing takeover coincides with a Presidential election in the United States is assumes a new and dangerous significance. Then the fact of Chinese involvement becomes clear, and an embarrassing crisis escalates violently to the very threshold of nuclear war. For forty-eight hours the world is on the brink of ultimate disaster. With chilling skill and the expertise that comes from profound personal knowledge, Pierre Salinger describes the collapse of a government in a ground-swell of frustrated discontent: the impotence of honest men battling in a morass of inertia and expediency: a White House paralysed by the awful threat of the public opinion polls; an American Ambassador torn between conflicting loyalties and tortured by a love of which he is only half aware. The world of high politics has never been described with greater authority nor the material used to create a story of sharper suspense or more alarming authority. A fascinating read. Shipping weight 522 grms including packing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000569

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