"TAKE ON CHALLENGES THAT OTHERS REFUSE": FIRST EDITION OF MINORITY LEADER, INSCRIBED BY STACEY ABRAMS
ABRAMS, Stacey. Minority Leader. How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change. New York: Henry Holt, (2018). Octavo, original blue paper boards, original dust jacket. $750.
First edition of Abrams' passionate yet pragmatic guide to "finding ways to prevail, while bringing others along with you,” core strategies that continue to inform her battle for voting rights, inscribed on the title page by her, "For A— Stacey."
Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House, "spent a decade building a Democratic political infrastructure in the state, first with her New Georgia Project," then with Fair Fight, the voting rights organization she founded… Abrams is at the moment one of the most influential American politicians not in elected office." In a recent interview, she spoke to the continuing and heightened importance of voting rights, noting that in Georgia: "voter suppression was very much instrumental in shaping turnout numbers… we cannot ignore the incredible change that was wrought because voters were actually able to make it through the gantlet and get their votes counted… Abrams' own grit, coupled with her descriptions of much stumbling and self-doubt, will make Minority Leader touch you in a way few books by politicians can" (New York Times). To Abrams, "Leadership stands at the crux of how we get to power… finding ways to prevail, while bringing others along with you, is the core of being a being a good leader and the central tenet of Minority Leader." First edition, first printing.
A fine copy.