First edition of Tour of Duty by Douglas Brinkley, signed by former Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Octavo, xiii, 546pp. White hardcover, brown spine, title in gilt on spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page with full number line. Likely never read. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, faint shelf wear. Signed by John Kerry on the half-title page.
John Kerry (b. 1943) is the first United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, who assumed office on January 20, 2021 with the entrance of the Biden administration. He served as a United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts from 1985 until 2013, when he was asked to join the Obama administration as the 68th Secretary of State. In 2004, he ran against President George W. Bush for President of the United States. He fought in the Vietnam War, where he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. After the war, he became an outspoken critic of the war, launching his political career in the process.