Inscribed to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first edition of Joint Force Leadership by Jim “Boots” Demarest and Mark McGinnis.
Octavo, xiii, 160pp. Black hardcover, title in silver on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, lightly bumped edges, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $26.00 retail price on rear panel, some shelf wear, a near fine example. Signed opposite the title page “General Powell, To The Greatest Fighter Pilot in the United States Army! Your personal F-15 pilot / Boots J.”
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.