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The Resource My American journey, Colin L. Powell, with Joseph E. Persico

My American journey, Colin L. Powell, with Joseph E. Persico

Label
My American journey
Title
My American journey
Statement of responsibility
Colin L. Powell, with Joseph E. Persico
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Autographed Copy
  • 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, Colin L
Dewey number
  • 355/.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.5.P68
LC item number
A3 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Persico, Joseph E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powell, Colin L
  • United States
  • United States
  • Powell, Colin L
  • États-Unis
  • Powell, Colin L
  • United States
  • Powell, Colin L
  • Powell, Colin L
  • Powell, Colin L
  • United States
  • Powell, Colin L
  • Powell, Colin L
  • United States
  • Powell, Colin L
  • Generals
  • African American generals
  • Generals
  • African American generals
  • Généraux
  • Généraux noirs américains
  • African American generals
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Generaals
  • Negers
  • Autobiografie
  • Afro-amerikaner
  • Generals
  • African American generals
  • Generals
  • Afro-Americans
  • Afro-Americans in military
Label
My American journey, Colin L. Powell, with Joseph E. Persico
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm32430862
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 643 pages
Isbn
9780679432968
Lccn
95017119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)32430862
Label
My American journey, Colin L. Powell, with Joseph E. Persico
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm32430862
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 643 pages
Isbn
9780679432968
Lccn
95017119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)32430862

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