Signed first edition of Dereliction of Duty by H.R. McMaster.
Octavo, xviii, 446pp. Red hardcover, black cloth spine, title in silver on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with full number line. Black ink mark along bottom of text block, likely from the publisher. In publisher’s dust jacket, $27.50 on front flap, light shelf wear, closed tear to front flap fold. Inscribed by the author: “For Ted, With admiration and thanks for your service – especially in Vietnam under the most challenging conditions. Semper Fidelis, H.R. McMaster. Major General, US Army. Fort Benning, Georgia. April 2014.”
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster wrote this book, Dereliction of Duty, in 1997, as part of his master’s thesis at the University of North Carolina. He called the loss in Vietnam a “uniquely human failure,” with the war being lost in Washington, D.C., not the battlefields of Vietnam. In 2017, McMaster was asked to serve as the 26th National Security Advisor for President Donald Trump.