Bush | George H.W. [Colin Powell]

A World Transformed

First Edition | First Printing



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Inscribed to General Colin Powell, first edition of A World Transformed 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. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $30.00 on front flap, touch of shelf wear, bright illustrations. Estate auction tags included.

Inscribed on a bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper: “To Gen. Colin Powell / Your leadership + counsel helped make some good things happen – George Bush / Brent Scowcroft.”

“When [Powell] briefed me, I found there was something about the quiet, efficient way he laid everything out and answered questions that reduced my fears and gave me great confidence. I admired his thoroughness, and above all his concern for his troops–something that came through again and again in planning for Desert Storm and during our humanitarian operations in Somalia.” (George Bush, A World Transformed, page 23)

Colin Powell served as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan (1987-1989) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989-1993, during the George H.W. Bush administration. Provenance: Potomac Auction House, Lot 1275, Estate of Colin Powell, 2022.

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Location Published

New York


Alfred A. Knopf


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published






Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Bush | George H.W. [Colin Powell]


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