Inscribed to Michael Powell, son of Secretary of State Colin Powell, first edition of Risk: A User’s Guide by U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal.
Octavo, xxii, 343pp. Red hardcover, title in gilt on black spine. Stated “1st Printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, light wear to spine ends and bottom corners, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, faint transference to bottom front corner, light wear to edges, a near fine example.
Signed on the half-title: “To Michael / With thanks for all you and your family mean to our nation – Stan McChrystal.”
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.