Inscribed to Joan Shalikashvili, the wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili, first edition of Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy by Bill Clinton.
Octavo, 196pp, . Blue hardcover, title stamped on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. A fine copy, appears unread. In the publisher’s fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap. Inscription reads: “To Joan Shalikashvili with thanks, Bill Clinton.”
John Shalikashvili (1936-2011) served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the 13th Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff from 1993-1997. Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He retired in 1997 after 38 year of service and died in 2011. His wife, the recipient of this book, is still alive.