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My American Journey An Autobiography

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ISBN-10: 0345466411

ISBN-13: 9780345466419

Edition: 2003

Authors: Colin Powell, Joseph E. Persico, Joseph E. Persico, Joseph E. Persico

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"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK." --The New York Times Book Review 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…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

David Vann is the author of Legend of a Suicide , which has been translated into sixteen languages, won ten prizes, and been on forty Best Books of the Year lists worldwide. Hee(tm)s also the author of the bestselling memoir A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea and Last Day on Earth: A Portrait of the NIU School Shooter , winner of the AWP Nonfiction Award. A current Guggenheim Fellow and former Stegner Fellow and NEA Fellow, he has taught at Stanford and Cornell, and is now a professor at the University of San Francisco.Colin Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in New York City and attended both the City College of New York and George Washington University and also served…    

Was a contributing writer for Colin Powell's My American Journey. He also wrote Piercing the Reich, which is about the penetration of Nazi Germany by American Agents, and Nuremburg, which was made into a major television docudrama.

Preface
The Early Years
Luther and Arie's Son
A Soldier's Life for Me
Courting Alma
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
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
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
Afterword
Colin Powell's Rules
Acknowledgments
Index