Elie Abel. The Missile Crisis. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1966. Green boards with publisher’s embossed monogram, black cloth spine lettered in red and silver, top edge stained green. Printed white dust–jacket with red lettering; interior of dust-jacket foxed along top margin. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Bob McNamara, | with respect and | affection. | Elie Abel. — James G. Blight. The Shattered Crystal Ball: Fear and Learning in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1990. Navy cloth, spine lettered gilt; spine sunned. Pink and teal pictorial dust–jacket with blue, pink, and white lettering. Front free endpaper inscribed by the author "4 June 1990 | To Bob McNamara — | You taught more than the rest of my teachers put together what it is | really like to try manage a nuclear | crisis by being so open and honest ... in sharing your experience | of October 1962, you inspired me to write | this book..." — John Kenneth Galbraith. Ambassador’s Journal: A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969. First printing. Beige cloth lettered in white and black on front cover and spine; minor spotting to front free endpaper. Grey printed dust–jacket; minor tears to spine ends of jacket. Front free endpaper inscribed by Galbraith: "For the McNamaras who were such an agreeable | part of these agreeable years. | With great affection, | John G. | 1969." — Glenn T. Seaborg. Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Test Ban. Berkley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1981. Blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. Turquoise dust–jacket with yellow lettering. Front free endpaper inscribed: “To Bob McNamara | To bring back some pleasant memories! | Glenn Seaborg | Nov. 23, 1981." — Theodore C. Sorensen. Kennedy. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. Red cloth, spine lettered in gilt and black. Turquoise printed dust–jacket; short tears along top margin. First edition, presentation copy: "To Bob McNamara | With deepest appreciation | for his public service, his | immense talent and his | friendship —| Ted Sorensen." Date of presentation (10/2/65) noted by McNamara in upper right corner of flyleaf. — Peter Wyden. Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. Red boards, black cloth spine, lettered gilt. Pictorial yellow dust-jacket. Note by Wyden loosely inserted: “5/13 | Dear Mr. McNamara | I regret that we never | asat down together to discuss | this difficult subject ..." — and 11 others.
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