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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 22 cm. 287,  pages, illustrations, DJ worn, torn, and chipped, erasure on front endpaper. Ink marks noted. Inscribed and dated by Brandt on title page. Willy Brandt (born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm; 18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. He was the first Social Democrat chancellor since 1930. Fleeing to Norway and then Sweden during the Nazi regime and working as a left-wing journalist, he took the name Willy Brandt as a pseudonym to avoid detection by Nazi agents, and then formally adopted the name in 1948. Brandt was originally considered one of the leaders of the right wing of the SPD, and earned initial fame as Governing Mayor of West Berlin. He served as Foreign Minister and as Vice Chancellor in Kurt Georg Kiesinger's cabinet, and became chancellor in 1969. As chancellor, he maintained West Germany's close alignment with the United States and focused on strengthening European integration in western Europe, while launching the new policy of Ostpolitik aimed at improving relations with Eastern Europe. Brandt was controversial on the right wing, for his Ostpolitik, and on the left wing, for his support of American policies, including the Vietnam War.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1980. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 263,  pages. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Inscribed on title page. Inscription signed by author reads: For Luke Albee--Well-known Vermont Guide. Pat Breslin August, 1983. Luke Albee was the former Chief of Staff to Senator Pat Leahy of Vermont. A Cold War Novel of Love and Death. To millions of Chileans the socialist government of Salvador Allende meant reform, justice, and progress. But to the U.S. State Department it represented a defeat and a threat. In collusion with opposition interests, the Americans engaged in a covert campaign to subvert Allende's regime. Paul Steward's job is to gather intelligence--more bluntly, to spy--on Chile's leftists. The disillusioned agent's assignment is a better one than his record warrants, but it's also his last chance to salvage a once-promising career. As an idealistic Peace Corps volunteer, he had had an affair with beautiful Marisa Caseaux, a young Chilean artist studying in the States. The enthusiastic, hopeful American has drifted into a weary, bitter cynicism, and the sensitive Chilean artist has drifted leftwards into a CIA dossier. As events move inexorably toward Allende's fall, a noose tightens around Steward's battered conscience. Interventions is a novel worthy of Graham Greene, the tale of a man in bondage to a morally bankrupt policy, and of his desperate, tragic attempt to reconcile personal loyalty with the politics of betrayal. Interventions is a novel worthy of Graham Greene, the tale of a man in bondage to a morally bankrupt policy, and of his desperate, tragic attempt to reconcile personal loyalty with the politics of betrayal.