From Colin Powell’s personal library, the first edition of Guantánamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power by Joseph Margulies.
Octavo, [x], 322pp. Hardcover, title in gilt on spine. Full number line printed on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $25.00 retail price on creased front flap, some shelf wear, a near fine example. General Colin Powell’s address label affixed to front panel of dust jacket.
Colin Powell (1937-2021) served as the United States Secretary of State during the George W. Bush administration, the first African American to hold the post. He also served as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan (1987-1989) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989-1993. Powell was discussed as a possible Republican presidential contender in 1996 and 2000, but he declined to run both times. He passed away in 2021, survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Alma Powell.