Xlibris, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Like New. Item #12843
From the library of former head of the EPA (Gerald Ford & Richard Nixon) Russell Train, an exceptional association copy with a laid in letter, also signed by the poet, poking fun at mutual acquaintance Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense under both Ford and George W. Bush.
This 1st Edition signed presentation copy from poet John Cabeen Beatty includes a 2008 letter from the poet to Train in which he refers to Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as the ‘Secretary of Stuff’, as well as opinions of the 2008 Presidential campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama, noting his belief that Obama had made a mistake in voicing unconditional support for Israel.
The book is inscribed to Train on the title page in black marker.
Grey cloth gilt. Square Tight Binding. Clean interior. Dust jacket presents handsomely in archival mylar.
A superior edition.