New York: Random House, 1991. First Edition. Quarter black cloth with red paper over boards and titling on spine in gilt and "CC" in gilt on the cover. INSCRIBED "To my old friend, David Barrett, who I am glad to claim as my grandson - I send my affectionate regards. Poppy - May 28, 1991" in black pen on ffe. 6" x 9", pp. xix 4-709 with 16 pp. of black and white photos. Both the book and DJ are in fine condition. Book has some dirt and smudges on the edges, DJ has small chip at top left of spine. This archive of unique, one-of-a-kind items is made available from the estate of Clifford's daughter, Joyce Clifford Burland. The following are included:  Travertine paperweight with bronze plaque, 3.87" x 3", engrave thus "Travertine from The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library / Austin, Texas / May 22, 1971 / In grateful appreciation to Clark Clifford / Lyndon B. Johnson (signature engraved).  Nine (9) original 35 mm slide photographs including Winston Churchill at the famous "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College, MO on March 5, 1946, Pres. Harry Truman aboard an aircraft carrier with Naval Officers and Clifford in a variety of candid photos.  Thirteen (13) original photographs of Clifford in both personal and public life including; Pres. Truman holding a press conference at the Little White House in Key West (3/1/46), Life Magazine official photos of Clifford speaking at a white tie dinner, (3b) Herb Weitman photo of Clifford at Washington University dated May 31, 1968, (3c) Clifford and his wife at the opening of the Johnson Library, (3d) Official White House photo of Clifford and Hillary Clinton (10/11/94) (3e) Several candid photos of Clifford on the beach or at home with his family.  Program from 1968 Annual Banquet of Metropolitan St. Louis Chamber of Commerce in which Clifford gave lead address  Reprint of Clifford's July 1969 article in Foreign Affairs Quarterly Review, "A Viet Nam Appraisal: The Personal History of One Man's View and How It Evolved".  Memorial items from Clifford's death including: [6a] Tribute book with eulogies delivered by Sander Vanocur, The Hon. Richard Holbrooke, The Hon. Edward M. Kennedy and Vice President Al Gore (7/30/99), [6b] Facsimile copy of condolence letter from President Bill Clinton, [6c] Memorial program for Clifford's wife Margery "Mimi" Pepperell Kimball Clifford including eulogy from daughter Dr. Joyce. Burland.  A file of press ephemera chronicling Clifford's life, including the unfortunate BCCI Affair which took some of the sheen off his reputation later in life.  Reproduction of an original editorial cartoon, 15" x 15", by Boston Globe cartoonist Paul Szep showing Clifford trying to rebuild LBJ's reputation.
Clark McAdams Clifford (Dec 25, 1906 – Oct 10, 1998) was the 9th U.S. Secretary of Defense, '68 - ''69, and was an advisor to most presidents from Truman through Carter. He was the ultimate Washington insider known for the elite clientele from his law firm, his debonaire style and his affable manner. Though he was most effective as a Presidential Policy Sherpa, he held other official titles including White House Counsel. Later in life Clifford became embroiled in financial controversies, including the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) scandal tarnishing his gilded image. It distressed him greatly that his many years of impeccable reputation had such a sad ending. Fine / very good +. Item #903
"No event of my lifetime was as misguided or as tragic in its consequences as the war in Vietnam. Everyone who participated in the decisions between the late 1950s and 1975 must accept some responsibility for the errors in judgment, strategy, and tactics, and for the unnecessary casualties, both Vietnamese and American, resulting from these policies." (p 614).