Inscribed to former Director of the CIA General David Petraeus, the first edition of Journeys: An American Story.
Octavo, xiv, 328pp. Blue hardcover, title stamped in white on spine. Stated “First edition published 2018” on copyright page. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, a fine example.
Signed on the title page by both compilers: “General David Petraeus: Enjoy the story of American greatness. Mary Skafidas” and “General David Petraeus – Thank you for all you’ve done to keep us safe and secure – may all your Journeys take you to great destinations. Andrew Tisch 10 Jun 2019.”
General David Petraeus (b. 1952) is a retired army general who served as the head of U.S. Central Command and Commanding General, Multi-National-Force-Iraq. As Commanding General in Iraq, he oversaw the “troop surge,” which arguably broke the ongoing counterinsurgency in the country, allowing for a reduction in troop strength in the country. After retiring from the army, he briefly served as the director of the CIA.