The Fairs of the Machine Manufacturers. Wolfgang Fach.

The Fairs of the Machine Manufacturers

Hardcover, Frankfurt: Machinebau-Verlag, 1987. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. In German and English. Trade Edition. This is a unique copy. INSCRIBED by Adolf Rabenseifner to Thomas E. White in 1988. Rabenseifner ran a machine business in Fulda, Germany. Fulda is famous for the Fulda Gap, the place where a Soviet invasion of Western Europe would have taken place had WWIII happened. Stationed at Fulda in 1988 was US Army Colonel Thomas E. White. White later became an executive at Enron where he was accused of improperly using his army connections to land no-bid contracts for Enron. White sold his Enron shares for $12 million before the company's collapse. White became the Secretary of the Army under Bush II and Donald Rumsfeld. He was fired by Rumsfeld for disagreeing with Rumsfield over the Crusader system and for refusing to publicly admonish Shinseki for his comments to Congress about needing hundreds of thousands of troops to effectively control Iraq. The inscription thanks White for his work bringing Pentagon business to Fulda and wishes White luck in his new job in Washington. The book is an illustrated history of the marketing fairs German machine makers used to become dominant exporters. Rabenseifner's grandfather's machine shop marketing poster is shown on page 61. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. [Item #61820]

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