Inscribed to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell by the President of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Jack S. Gordon, the first edition of Lockheed’s Skunk Works by Jay Miller.
Large octavo, 216pp. Paperback. Stated “First published 1993” on copyright page. Solid text block, light wear to corners. Inscribed on the verso of the front cover “To Gen Colin Powell / Presented with gratitude for your leaderships of our armed forces and your vision of what our country can be. Jack Gordon / President, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.”
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.