Signed first edition of Inside the Five-Sided Box by Ash Carter.
Octavo, xiii, 466pp. White hardcover, blue spine. Title in silver on spine. Full number line printed on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $30.00 retail price on front flap, faint shelf wear, lightly bumped corners. A near fine example. Signed by the author on the title page.
Ashton Carter (1954-2022) had a government career spanning nearly 25 years, beginning with a position as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy in 1993 and ending as the Secretary of Defense from 2015-2017. During his time as Secretary of Defense, Carter fought for equality by ending the ban on transgender military officers and opening all military occupations to women, including infantry, armor and special operations units.