My American Journey

My American Journey

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qA GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK.q --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 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, qthe greatness of America and the opportunities it offersq inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. qThe stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating.q--The Washington Post Book World qEloquent.q --Los Angeles Times Book Review qPROFOUND AND MOVING . . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.q --Jack Kemp The Wall Street Journal qA book that is much like its subject--articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, MY AMERICAN JOURNEY is a book well worth reading.q --San Diego Union Tribune qColin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary.q --The Detroit News From the Paperback edition.The Chrysler was my everyday workhorse for lugging tools, spare parts, and kids to college. But by ... When something went wrong that I could not figure out right away, I would retreat to my study in Quarters 10 and pull out the manual. Iwouldanbsp;...

Title:My American Journey
Author:Colin L. Powell, Joseph E. Persico
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2010-12-29


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