Inscribed to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a first edition of The Parker Principles: 10 Leadership Force Multipliers by Mel Parker.
Octavo, xiv, 200pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $26.95 retail price on rear panel, light wear to edges, a near fine example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Gen Powell, Thank you for your service and inspiration. Live Without Limits! / Mel Parker 1.14.2018.”
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.