NY: Funk & Wagnalls, . First Edition. Wonderful signed presentation Tall 8vo., from Krock on the half-title page: "For William H. Lawrence, who high-jacked me into hiring him, for which I am abidingly proud. Arthur Krock. Washington, DC, September 13, 1968." A wonderful association copy!
Arthur Bernard Krock (1886-1974) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, working for the New York Times for more than 30 years. He covered the tenure of eleven United States presidents he became known as the "Dean of Washington newsmen." His column "In the Nation" was noted for its opinions on public policy. William H. "Bill" Lawrence (1916-1972) was an American journalist and television news personality whose 40-year career as a reporter began in 1932 and included a 20-year stint (1941–61) with the New York Times, for which he reported from major fronts of World War II, the Korean War, and as the newspaper's White House Correspondent. In 1961 he joined ABC News where, for nearly 11 years, he served as the network's political affairs editor and, during his first year, as an evening news anchorman. The recipient of a 1965 Peabody Award, he was posthumously honored with the Trustees Award at the 1972 Emmy Awards. Tall 8vo., blue cloth, stamped in silver & gold, in dust jacket; 508 pages. Item #56871
Very Good (little light damp-staining to edge of rear pastedown; contents clean & tight; bottom of spine bumped); little wear (few small chips & tears) d/j.