Six Crises, Signed by Richard Nixon, First Edition, 1962

Nixon, Richard. Six Crises. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962. Stated first edition. Signed on free endpaper. Presented in the publisher's original dust jacket and gray boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. New archival slipcase. 

Presented is the stated first edition of Six Crises by Richard Nixon. This book is signed “Richard Nixon" in black ink on the front free endpaper.  This book was published in 1962 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. It is in the publisher’s original dust jacket and gray boards with gilt titles to the spine and front board, with a new archival slipcase. 

​​Six Crises outlines six major political issues during Nixon’s career. Recalling the demands placed upon him, the thinking behind his decisions, and the pressures of political life, Nixon outlines what he saw as the key turning points of his early public life.  From the Hiss case to the Checkers speech, to the kitchen debate with Khrushchev and the presidential campaign against Kennedy in 1960, the book is a remarkable and reflective self-portrait of Nixon as congressman, senator, and vice-president. 

First published in 1962, the book was helpful in rehabilitating Nixon’s image after the election defeat of 1960.


Good condition overall. Original dust jacket, with light wear and professionally-repaired losses. Original gray cloth hardboards, with gilt titles to the spine and front board. Deckle edge. Signed "Richard Nixon" in black ink on free endpaper.  Smudge to signature. Clean throughout. 460 pp. Presented with a new archival slipcase, with Nixon’s photograph inlaid on the front. Book: 9 1/2"H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D. Slipcase Dimensions: 9 7/8" H x 6 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D. 

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