First edition of Command Decision and the Presidency by R. Gordon Hoxie, inscribed to National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft.
Octavo, xix, 505pp. Red hardcover, blue cloth spine, title in silver on spine. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $15.00 retail price on front flap, touch of shelf wear, a near fine example. Inscribed by presidential historian and author R. Gordon Hoxie: “To: Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, Distinguished student of national security policy and organization. With regard and appreciation. Gordon Hoxie. Nov. 16, 1977.”
Brent Scowcroft 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.