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From The Shadows – The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

First Edition | First Printing

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Description

Signed first edition of From The Shadows by Robert Gates.

Octavo, 604pp. Hardcover, black cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Publisher’s dust jacket, near fine condition, $30.00 retail price on front flap, light wear from handling at top edge of spine, otherwise fine. Signed by Robert Gates on the title page, dated “5-15-96.”

Comments: Robert M. Gates wrote “From The Shadows” in 1996, shortly after finishing his service as the director of CIA. In the interim he would serve as the president of Texas A&M. In 2006, President George W. Bush would ask him to replace Donald Rumsfeld as the secretary of defense. In 2008, President-elect Barack Obama would ask Secretary Gates to stay on as the secretary of defense, making him the only secretary of defense to serve two presidents of different parties. He retired in 2011 after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden.

Additional information

Location Published

New York

Publisher

Simon and Schuster

Edition

First Edition, First Printing

Date Published

1996

ISBN

0-684-81081-6

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

Fine

Jacket Condition

near fine

Author

Gates | Robert