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Colin L. Powell

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One of the most prominent figures in American public life, General Colin L. Powell served as the twelfth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under both President George Bush and President Bill Clinton. He was a major architect of Desert Storm, the dramatic Allied success in the forty-three-day Gulf War, which began in January 1991.

General Powell was born in New York City in 1937 and raised in the South Bronx by his parents, who had immigrated to America from Jamaica. He came up through the New York City public school system and received a commission as an army second... Read More

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My American Journey

Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $20.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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My American Journey

Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 9, 1995
Price: $35.00

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

My American Journey

Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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