Very Good / Very Good. Item #6512
Washington, DC: Northeast Publishing House, 1996. First Edition. Octavo; xii + 492pp. Signed and inscribed: "To Tom Beard, A colleague in government over many years, Hope you enjoy my book, Leaford C. Williams, November 11, 1998." Nearly 30 B&W documentary photographs. Full-color photographic dust jacket. Black boards with gold lettering on spine and front panel. Williams's personal business card laid in.
Near pristine jacket, binding, and textblock.
"In [this book] will be seen Williams's uphill climb from a young black boy, born in the morass of abject poverty in the hinterlands of Mulgrave, Jamaica, West Indies. He is seen through the route of immigrant farm worker harvesting crops throughout the farm belts of America, through schools for diplomats in Washington, D.C. to appointment to the Foreign Service. [The book] is a road map of sorts for young Americans seeking careers in the international arena. . . It encourages more Black candidates to seek careers in the Foreign Service."