First edition of A World Transformed, signed by President George H.W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft.
Octavo, xiv, 590pp. Blue hardcover, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light soiling to front free endpaper, dust and spotting to edges of text block. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $30.00 on front flap, touch of shelf wear, bright illustrations. Signed on the title page by President George H.W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft.
A scarce copy signed in the book, not on a presidential bookplate.
Brent Scowcroft (1925-2020) served as the National Security Advisor for President Gerald R. Ford and President George H.W. Bush. After leaving the Bush administration, he wrote A World Transformed with President George H.W. Bush, which was an insiders’ account of the White House after the fall of the Soviet Union. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Scowcroft the Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, where he found himself at odds with Vice President Cheney on the Iraq Invasion. In 2008, he published America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy, along with Zbigniew Brzezinski.