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A Rift In The Earth

First Paperback Edition



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Inscribed to Gen. Colin Powell, the first paperback edition of A Rift In The Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial by James Reston, Jr.

Octavo, 269pp. Stated “first paperback edition” on copyright page. Appears unread. Inscribed on the half title: “To General Colin Powell – Many thanks for your service to our nation. And thanks for your support over the years when I was in Washington, DC! James Reston, Jr.”

Colin Powell (1937-2021) served as the United States Secretary of State during the George W. Bush administration, the first African American to hold the post. He also served as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan (1987-1989) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989-1993. Powell was discussed as a possible Republican presidential contender in 1996 and 2000, but he declined to run both times. He passed away in 2021, survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Alma Powell. Provenance: Potomac Auction House, Estate of Colin Powell, 2022.

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New York


Arcade Publishing


First Paperback Edition

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Near Fine


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