Inscribed to Senator Richard Lugar, the first edition of The New War by Senator John Kerry.
Octavo, 210pp. Red hardcover, title in silver on gray spine. Full number line printed on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $23.00 retail price on front flap, faint toning to top edge, light shelf wear, a near fine example.
Signed by the author on bookplate attached to front free endpaper. Inscription reads: “To Dick – With great respect for your courage and leadership. I look forward to working with you on these issues too. Warm regards / John.”
Richard Lugar (1932-2019) was a lifelong politician, serving as a US Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. During his time in Washington, Lugar was Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Prior to this, Lugar was the 44th Mayor of Indianapolis, in office from 1968-1976. Lugar’s legacy lives on through The Lugar Center, a nonprofit public policy institution he established in 2013 to continue advocating for global issues he focused on while in office.