Bound in black cloth. Bookplare of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Inscribed for Douglas and Mary Lee Fairbanks. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1981
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Boston. 1981. Houghton Mifflin., 1981. dark grey gilt lettered cloth hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in near fine cond. bit of rubbing on the spine, not torn, not price clipped. Signed on the ½ title page "Jacob K. Javits" (very unusual signature.unmistakable.) nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition. first printing ( # 1 in # line). xii+528p. glossy b&w photo. illustrations. list of illustrations. acknowledgments. index. autobiography. biography. american history. politics. world history. history of new york. ~ This is the story of a public life in the making, a life of service to the public, and a life lived in the public eye. It begins on Manhattan's Lower East Side where young Jacob Javits, the son of immigrant parents, grew up. It climaxes with his bid for a fifth term as the senior Senator from New York. A maverick from the beginning, Javits, though liberal, joined the Republican party in a favorable response to Fiorello La Guardia and in reaction to Tammany Hall's efforts to control votes. In a memoir that is both personal and political, Senator Javits comments on a lifetime of involvement in a multitude of issues. He speaks candidly of his commuter marriage to Marian Javits and offers numerous portraits of American and foreign political leaders, including Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, Thomas Dewey, Golda Meir, Anwar Sadat, and many others. He also reviews the consequences of Watergate and speculates on the future of New York City, the world economy, and the ~ prospects for peace. Bookseller Inventory # 8061102