W.W. Norton, 1992. Item #1967
KHANGA, Yelena. [With Susan Jacoby]. SOUL TO SOUL: A BLACK RUSSIAN AMERICAN FAMILY 1865-1992. NY: W.W. Norton, . Small quarto, cloth and boards in dust jacket. With photographs. First Edition, first printing. Signed presentation from Khanga on the half-title page: "To dear Charles Wick, I am happy and honored to know you. Thank you very much for your support. Hope you'll enjoy the book. From Russia with love! Yelena The Terrible. 12.18.93." Charles Z. Wick, who died in 2008, was a Hollywood agent and entrepreneur who became the longest-serving director of the U.S. Information Agency. He was an original member of the "kitchen cabinet" that financed Ronald Reagan's first run for the California's governor's office in 1966 and was a close personal friend of President Reagan. After Reagan's 1980 victory, he served as co-chairman of the inaugural committee and helped stage the most expensive inaugural at that time. During his USIA tenure from 1981 to 1989, Mr. Wick was credited with raising the profile and influence of a traditionally staid agency. He was impassioned Cold Warrior and used his close personal friendship with Reagan to more than double the USIA budget and embark on projects that drastically expanded its reach. Near fine in d/j. $50.00.