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America and Russia in a Changing World
Garden City, Doubleday, (1971). A book on the Cold War by the former Ambassador to Russia under Roosevelt. Harriman, a statesman for over fifty years, was also Ambassador to Great Britain and Secretary of Commerce under Truman; Governor of New York; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under President Kennedy; and later Chief Delegate for the U.S. at the Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam. This copy is inscribed by Harriman to Robert Shaplen, longtime contributor to The New Yorker on Southeast Asia and the author of numerous books on the region and the war including The Lost Revolution, Time Out of Hand, and The Road From War. Inscribed: "For Bob Shaplen/ whose perception has helped me see the road more clearly/ With my thanks & warm regards/ Averell Harriman/ Dec. 1970," i.e., prior to publication. With Shaplen's ownership signature. An extraordinary association between two prominent figures in the history of Vietnam -- Shaplen the dean of the "old Asia hands" among the war correspondents covering Vietnam, Harriman the leading representative for the U.S. in the Paris Peace Talks, and a representative of two Presidents dealing with Vietnam. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#034496] $350

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