Inscribed to Vice President Walter Mondale, first edition of Power to the People: An American State at Work by Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson.
Octavo, xiii, 210pp. White hardcover, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with a full number line. A fine example, no markings. In the publisher’s dust jacket, price-clipped, touch of shelf wear, a near fine example.
Signed on verso of front free endpaper: “Dear Fritz, Thanks for all your help, support + friendship. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year – Best wishes, Your friend always. Tommy. 2-25-96.” A unique association copy
A unique association copy between two political giants of the midwestern United States. Walter Mondale served as Vice President of the United States, and he was the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee. Tommy Thompson was the longest serving governor in Wisconsin history, before being named to the cabinet of President George W. Bush, serving one term as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.