Inscribed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell, first edition of Lion in the Lobby by Denton L. Watson.
Octavo, 846pp. Brown hardcover, title in gilt on brown cloth spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page, with full number line. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $24.95 retail price, wear to corners, some shelf wear, a near fine example.
Signed on the half-title “To: General Colin Powell / In tribute to a great American who dedicated his life to the cause of justice – Denton L. Watson 5/15/90.”
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.