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Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 260,  pages. Illustrations. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 7.75 inches. Foreword by Jimmy Carter. Inscribed on fep by the author to Dr. Steven Rosenberg who while with the National Cancer Institute treated Mr. Jordan for his cancer. William Hamilton McWhorter Jordan (September 21, 1944 – May 20, 2008) was Chief of Staff to President of the United States Jimmy Carter. In 1970, Jordan ran Jimmy Carter's successful gubernatorial campaign, which included a Democratic primary fight against former Governor Sanders and a less eventful general election against the Republican. While serving as Governor Carter's executive assistant, Jordan wrote a memorandum detailing a strategy for winning the 1976 Democratic Primary. Jordan's memo served as the "game plan" for Carter's 1976 presidential bid. Jordan died on May 20, 2008 from peritoneal mesothelioma. He had survived other forms of cancer, including diffuse histiocytic non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma, and prostate cancer.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. First Printing. Hardcover. 256 pages, Signed by the author. Ward Just's twelfth novel penetrates deeply into America's role in the world. Set in Indochina in 1965, A DANGEROUS FRIEND tells a story of "the devolution of an innocent American crusading for democracy" (VANITY FAIR), a man living the conflict of so many Americans caught in a political and spiritual crossfire. Sydney Parade, a political scientist, has left home and family in an effort to become part of something larger than himself, a foreign-aid operation in Saigon. Even before he arrives, he encounters people who reveal to him the unsettling depths of a conflict he thought he understood, and in Saigon the Vietnamese add yet another dimension. This "fabulous, tense and dramatic" (LOS ANGELES TIMES) narrative needs neither combat nor bloodshed to tell its tale. A DANGEROUS FRIEND is the beautifully constructed story of civilians who want to reform Vietnam -- but the Vietnam they see isn't the Vietnam that is.