"Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine destiny."
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ROBERT KENNEDY on front free endpaper: "For Wallace Sayre / With Best Wishes / Robert Kennedy"
Inspirational collection of essays by Robert Kennedy addressing the most pressing challenges of the day. The dedicatee is most likely Wallace Sayre (1905-1972), noted U.S. political scientist and Columbia University professor, known for, among other adages, "Sayre's Law", stating that "in any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the stakes at issue."
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967.Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with a few spots of edgewear.