First edition of Lessons Learned the Hard Way, signed by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to Representative Bob Livingston.
Octavo, viii, 229pp. Yellow hardcover, title on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page with full number line. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light shelf wear. Inscribed by Speaker Gingrich: “To Bob Livingston, Thanks for your support as I try to learn. Your Friend. Newt.”
Bob Livingston served in the House of Representatives from 1977-1999, becoming Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He was chosen as Newt Gingrich’s successor as Speaker of the House of Representatives, but declined the position after revelations of an extramarital affair. He came to national attention when he pushed for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.