First edition of The Reagans: A Political Portrait, inscribed by the author to Vice Presidential Chief of Staff, Craig L. Fuller.
Octavo, 317pp. Blue hardcover, title on spine. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. In publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on the front flap, wear to top edge of spine and back panel, light shelf wear, a very good example. Inscribed by the author: “To Craig Fuller, with best regards, Pete Hannaford. 3/24/83.”
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.