by Benchley, Peter ; [SIGNED - Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt's copy]
New York: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Autograph; 340 pages; Inscribed and signed on the ffep "for: Kim and Polly Roosevelt / from Baby Boy Benchley up the Bluff / affectionately - / Peter B. / 8.11.86" Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, to Iran's Peacock Throne in August 1953 for the purpose of returning Western control of Middle Eastern oil supplies. Interestingly inscribed by the grandson of Robert Benchley to the grandson of Theodore Roosevelt. ; Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 39703)
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