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Colin Powell : a biography

Author: Richard Steins
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colin Powell epitomizes the American success story, yet his heroism is uncommon and unique. Beginning with his humble origins, this biography traces Powell's experiences from childhood, moving from his early days in the military through his climb to the highest echelons of power in Washington D.C.A timeline clarifies the key events in Powell's life and career, and a bibliography covers print and electronic sources  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Steins, Richard.
Colin Powell.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003
(OCoLC)655049533
Named Person: Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Steins
ISBN: 031332266X 9780313322662
OCLC Number: 51118331
Description: xv, 133 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Student, soldier, peacemaker: moments in a life --
From Jamaica to the Bronx: roots of an American family --
"The care of our men": an army education --
Vietnam: the politics of last resort --
The young commander: moving up in the army and government --
An unconventional career: the inner circles of government --
National Security Council: adviser to the President --
The highest command: leading the military in peace and war --
Desert Storm: the war to free Kuwait --
After the storm: final years in the military --
Citizen Powell: politics and the private world --
Secretary of State: pursuing peace in a violent world.
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: Richard Steins.

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