First Edition. THIS COPY HAS A VERY WARM PERSONAL PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION TO JOHNSON'S FRIEND AND SPECIAL ADVISOR, SIGNED IN FULL BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON, reading: "To my dear trusted friend John Roche / Who has done much to strengthen and comfort me / Lyndon B. Johnson". Also laid into the front endpaper are three pages of holograph notes made by Roche commenting about goings on at the White House. Johnson's inscriptions in a book, (as opposed to a bookplate or insert) are very scarce. His holograph letters are very rare, so inscriptions by him in a book are what we have to give us some personal insight into the man. Profusely illustrated. 4to, printer's original cloth, and in the original dustjacket. A fine copy, in d/j with light edge wear. BOOKS DIRECTLY INSCRIBED OR SIGNED BY JOHNSON ARE VERY RARE INDEED. The recipient of this presentation copy, John P. Roche, was a political scientist, counselor to Presidents and emeritus professor at Tufts University. Professor Roche was a prolific author of books and articles. He was also a syndicated columnist. He was a consultant to John F. Kennedy when Kennedy was a Senator and later when he was President. He was a special adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and served on the President's Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament. In the 1950's he was active in the civil-rights movement. He was a co-founder (with Eleanor Roosevelt) of Americans for Democratic Action and served as its president from 1962 to 1965. In the 1960's, he also wrote speeches for Hubert H. Humphrey, beginning when Humphrey was a Senator and later Vice President. Professor Roche's governmental positions included service on the Eisenhower Commission on International Radio Broadcasting, the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, and, lastly, the President's Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament. After his White House service under President Johnson, Professor Roche wrote a syndicated column titled "A Word Edgewise" for 14 years. It drew readers not only from among liberals but also conservatives, who strongly disagreed with him. He also shared writing duties with Patrick J. Buchanan and Kevin Phillips, among others, for the "Newswatch" column in TV Guide, and his articles appeared in many other publications. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: NO RETREAT FROM TOMORROW PRESIDENT LYNDON B....
Publisher: NP. ND. (1967)
Book Description Baltimore LPIU 1967., 1967. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. DJ edge wear/tear;VG Book. dj. Illustrated by Photos. Binding is HB. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 005242
Book Description Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. Illustrated. 241pp. Gray cloth boards with title on spine and front board. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 003774
Book Description Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1967. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Black HB with gold Presidential seal and gray lettering on front and gray lettering on spine/signed by Johnson; 250 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 304029