From the estate of Colin Powell, The Army, inscribed to General Powell by three former United States Army Chiefs of Staff and the editors of this work.
Quarto, 352pp. Green cloth, title stamped in gilt with decorative emblem on the front cover. Sunning to spine and covers, light rubbing to rear panel. Illustrated endpapers, with hundreds of color illustrations throughout.
This copy is signed by the three editors on the title page, including Brigadier General Harold W. Nelson, Major General Bruce Jacobs and Colonel Raymond K. Bluhm, Jr. Additionally inscribed to General Colin Powell on the half title by three former Army Chief of Staff, including Gen. Carl E. Vuono, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan and Gen. Dennis J. Reimer. At the time of publication, Gen. Powell was serving as United States Secretary of State. The congratulatory inscriptions were likely due to his retirement from the State Department in January 2005.
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.
Provenance: Potomac Auction House, Estate of Colin Powell, 2022.