Very Good + / Very Good +. Item #9813
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. First Edition. Signed by McCurdy to front free endpaper with inscription, "With Deepest Appreciation, Howard McCurdy." Bookplate of Republican statesman Caspar W. Weinberger to front pastedown.
Octavo. 286 pp. Photographic dust jacket. Pale blue boards stamped in white. Jacket rubbed along edges with a touch of toning to flaps. Boards show light shelfwear. Binding is sound. Glue remnants and some spotting to front free endpaper. Pages otherwise unmarked.
Weinberger held various positions from 1952 onward, eventually acting as Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1987, where he was an advocate of the Strategic Defense Initiative, also known as the Star Wars Defense Program.