The group includes many presentation inscriptions as well as books heavily annotated and underscored by Mr. McNamara. A few duplicates, various formats (hard and softcover). Condition generally good except where indicated. The group includes:
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James G. Blight & Janet M. Lang. The Fog of War: Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. Softcover, pictorial, patriotic wrapper; slight fold to front cover. Inside cover inscribed: “17 May ’05 | To Bob – | Whose intense curiosity + | Unparalleled courage made | everything possible: the research, | the books + articles, the movie + now again, a book." — Robert S. McNamara, with James Blight, Robert Brigham, Thomas Biersteker and Col. Herbert Schandler. Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy, Robert S. McNamara. New York: Public Affairs, 1999. Gray boards, black paper spine, lettered silver, pictorial dust–jacket. First edition. — Robert S. McNamara, with James Blight, Robert Brigham, Thomas Biersteker and Herber Schandier. Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy. New York: Public Affairs, 1999. Softcover; fold to cover lower right corner, soiling to spine edges, red ink mark bottom cover. Uncorrected page proof, signed by McNamara on the cover, with his notes on the half-title and underscoring throughout. — Robert S. McNamara. Blundering Into Disaster: Surviving the First Century of the Nuclear Age. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. Softcover, black lettering on cream. First paperback edition, signed by the author on the title-page, with a a few pencil annotations on the half-title. — Robert S. McNamara. In Retrospect. The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1995. Burgundy morocco paneled gilt with central cartouche, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, raised bands, orange moire guards, edges gilt. Signed first edition. — Robert S. McNamara. In Retrospect. The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. Paperback edition. Signed on the front cover, with copious notes in McNamara's hand on the inside cover, heavily underscored throughout. Worn, covers repaired with tape. — Robert S. McNamara. Out of the Cold: New Thinking for American Foreign and Defense Policy in the 21st Century. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989. Sky blue boards and endpapers, red cloth spine, lettered silver. White printed dust–jacket; light toning to inside of jacket. — Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight. Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catasrophe in the 21st Century. New York: Public Affairs, 2001. Red boards, black paper spine, lettered silver. Pictorial red dust-jacket. McNamara's annotations on the front free endpapers, underscored throughout.— Henry L. Trewhitt. McNamara: His Ordeal in the Pentagon. New York: Harper & Row, 1971. Black cloth, spine lettered blue and white, inside covers and fly leafs gold, pictorial dust–jacket; minor browning to jacket spine. First edition, front free endpaper inscribed: "To Robert McNamara | With respect and admiration | Henry L. Trewhitt | Washington, June 15, 1971." — and 10 others.