Signed first edition of Lost Victory by former director of the CIA, William Colby. Octavo, 438pp. Black hardcover, title in gilt over black cloth. First edition, with no additional printing noted. Illustrated endpapers with maps of Vietnam. Publishers dust jacket, near fine, retail price on front flap, light shelf wear, otherwise fine. Inscribed by former Director of the Central Intelligence William Colby on the half title.
Comments: William Colby served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 1976. He was replaced by future President George H.W. Bush in 1976, in a Ford Administration shakeup that became known as the Halloween Massacre. He would write two books in his retirement, Lost Victory and Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA.