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My American journey

Author: Colin L Powell; Joseph E Persico
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history--Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm--but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powell, Colin L.
My American journey.
New York : Random House, c1995
(OCoLC)624447551
Online version:
Powell, Colin L.
My American journey.
New York : Random House, c1995
(OCoLC)629676335
Named Person: Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin L Powell; Joseph E Persico
ISBN: 0679432965 9780679432968 0679765115 9780679765110
OCLC Number: 32430862
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 643 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The early years. Luther and Arie's son --
A soldier's life for me --
Courting Alma --
pt. 2. Soldiering. "It'll take half a million men to succeed" --
Coming home --
Back to Vietnam --
White House fellow --
"Go, gunfighter, go!" --
The graduate school of war --
pt. 3. The Washington years. In the Carter Defense Department --
The Reaganites, and a close call --
The phone never stops ringing --
"Frank, you're gonna ruin my career" --
National Security Advisor to the president --
pt. 4. The chairmanship. One last command --
"Mr. Chairman, we've got a problem" --
When you've lost your best enemy --
A line in the sand --
Every war must end --
Change of command --
Mustering out --
A farewell to arms.
Responsibility: Colin L. Powell, with Joseph E. Persico.
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Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history--Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm--but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. MY AMERICAN JOURNEY is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. "The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces.

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