First edition of Reagan On Leadership by James M. Strock, inscribed to George H.W. Bush’s Chief of Staff, Craig L. Fuller.
Octavo, xii, 259pp. Blue hardcover. Full number line on copyright page. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap. Inscribed by the author: “To Craig Fuller – With appreciation and respect. James Strock. May, 1998.” Fuller was interviewed for this book.
At the age of 34, Craig L. Fuller was asked to serve as the Chief of Staff for Vice President George H.W. Bush. He had previously served in the Reagan administration as the Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs. After serving as Chief of Staff for 4-years, it was assumed that Fuller would follow Bush to the White House in 1989. Shortly after the 1988 election, the President-elect told Fuller that New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu would serve as his White House Chief of Staff. Fuller was disappointed and decided to return to the private sector, where he enjoyed a successful career in corporate and public affairs.