Inscribed to the United States Ambassador to Singapore Franklin Lavin, first paperback edition of Preventive Defense by Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry.
Octavo, ix, , 243pp. Paperback. Stated “First paperback printing, September 2000” with partial number line printed on copyright page. Solid text block, light wear to tips, a near fine example.
Signed by William Perry on the half-title: “To Ambassador Franklin Lavin, With admiration and appreciation, Bill Perry / Singapore / July 2002.”
William J. Perry (b. 1927) was Secretary of Defense from 1994-1997 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his service to the United States in 1997. Franklin Lavin (b. 1957) served as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 2001-2005.