Octavo, xv, 226pp. Blue cloth, gilt title on spine. Publisher’s first edition dust jacket, near fine, price clipped, vibrant colors with no visible shelf wear. Signed on half-title by authors Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney.
Comments: Often compared with Profiles in Courage by John Kennedy, Kings of the Hill follows the lives of influential House leaders, from Sam Rayburn to Henry Clay. At the time of publication, Dick Cheney was serving in the House of Representatives, representing the state of Wyoming. He had previously served as White House Chief of Staff for President Gerald R. Ford. In 1989, he was called upon by newly elected President George H.W. Bush to serve as Secretary of Defense. In 2001, he would be asked to serve as Vice President for George W. Bush.