Inscribed to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first edition of Leadership 101 For White Men by Chuck Shelton.
Octavo, xvii, 456pp. Paperback. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, a fine example. Inscribed by the author on laid-in card: “General Powell, I hope this book blesses you. Thank you for your leadership over so many years and contexts. Please tell white men in leadership jobs about the book. Volume discounts are available. Cordially, Chuck Shelton.” Also signed by the author on the title page.
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.