Full Disclosure – William Safire 1977 | 1st Edition


  • Author: William Safire
  • Publisher: Franklin Library, 1977
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Limited Edition, Fine Binding

Franklin Library First edition Limited Collector’s Edition, 1977. Bound in full black leather with gilt decorations.
All edges gilt. In Fine condition.

Only one man could have written this book——a man with all the remarkable insight and behind-the-scenes knowledge of a former presidential aide and the style and tightly-packed prose of one of the best-known columnists on the New York Times.

With Full Disclosure William Safire has produced the most breathtakingly exciting best-seller of the decade. In this totally absorbing and gripping novel, William Safire examines the exercise of power——power as an end in itself rather than as a means of carrying out policies; its uses and abuses; its pleasures and miseries; its acquisition and surrender, and above all the lengths to which men will go to keep it. In the world of international politics in the not too distant future, there is a new line-up of world powers.

An alliance of China with Japan menaces the Western world, and there is imminent danger that Russia will join the Far East axis… A helicopter is ambushed in the Crimea. Aboard are the General Secretary of the Communist Party and his official guest, the President of the United States. The Russian is killed, the injured American is evacuated, and arrives back in Washington sound in mind and body, except for one major defect: he can no longer see.

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