A CHARGE TO KEEP, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
BUSH, George W. A Charge to Keep. New York: William Morrow, (1999). Octavo, original black and brown paper boards, original dust jacket. $700.
First edition of President George W. Bush's early memoir, boldly inscribed on the half title by him, "To S— Best wishes George W. Bush."
A Charge to Keep is a warm, generous memoir, likely "born of Bush's desire to get into print his own take on his life and political career before too many outsiders promoted their views" (New York Times). Co-authored with his longtime communications director and counselor Karen Hughes, Bush's campaign biography covers his Texas boyhood and formative years in government, as well as personal and political insights into his decision to run for the presidency. With 16 pages of photographic illustrations.
A fine inscribed copy.