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My American journey

Author: Colin L Powell; Joseph E Persico
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print in association with Random House, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Biography : English : 1st Large print 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
Named Person: Colin L Powell; Colin L Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin L Powell; Joseph E Persico
ISBN: 0679765115 9780679765110
OCLC Number: 35773357
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 987 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Colin 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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