Issue No.02 - February (1979 vol.12)
A book's preface is always written, first:..and rewritten last. It's a good place to find a book's declared intention and, reliably enough, Chu's preface says the book "aims to fill a current need of tutorial material on high-level language computer architecture."
"Book Reviews", Computer, vol.12, no. 2, pp. 110-111, February 1979, doi:10.1109/MC.1979.1658636