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U.S. Foreign Policy for the 1970's
, 1971. 1971. First Edition . Signed. NIXON, Richard. U.S. Foreign Policy for the 1970's: Building for Peace. Washington, D.C.: The White House, February 25, 1971. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, staple-bound as issued; pp. [240]. WITH: Typed letter initialed. Washington, D.C.: The White House, March 17, 1971. Two pages of White House stationery (7 by 10-1/2 inches), typing on rectos only. Housed in custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $3000.First edition of President Nixon's foreign policy review for 1971, with typed letter signed by him with his initials to his long-time supporter James S. Copley, prominent California newspaper publisher and collector.In his second annual review of the United States' foreign policy, Nixon outlines challenges to and opportunities for global peace, articulating and interpreting the Nixon Doctrine throughout as a guiding, flexible philosophy intended ""to place America's international commitments on a sustainable, long-term basis, to encourage local and regional initiatives, to foster national independence and self-sufficiency, and by so doing to strengthen the total fabric of peace"" (page 10). Specific topics include relation with the Soviet Union, the threat of nuclear weapons, movement toward European unity, ongoing war in Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli conflict, political and economic development in Africa, emerging terrorist threats, environmental protection and the role of the United Nations. Also published for the general public in a trade edition by Harper & Row. See Beisner & Hanson, American Foreign Relations Since 1600 24:14. Chemise with decorative bookplate of prominent journalist, newspaper publisher, philanthropist and collector James Strohm Copley, to whom Nixon's typed initialed letter is addressed. A conservative Republican, Copley was publisher of the San Diego Union, the San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Evening Tribune from 1947 until his death in 1973. He was Chairman of the Board of The Copley Press, a newspaper chain comprising 15 daily and 32 weekly publications. His ""astonishing collection"" of some 2000 items focused largely on manuscripts and letters, creating ""a documentary survey of the American past"" (New York Times).Slightest soiling to wrappers. Fine condition with distinguished provenance.
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