Inscribed to the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell, the first edition of Race for Success by George C. Fraser.
Octavo, xxviii, 383pp. Red hardcover, title in silver on spine. Stated “First Edition” with full number line on copyright page. Solid text block, slight bow to covers, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $26.00 retail price on front flap, light wear to top edge, a fine example. Inscribed on the half-title “General Powell / You’re special / Keep doing God’s work / George.”
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.