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Colin Powell was born in New York City. He was a professional soldier for 35 years, during which time he won numerous U. S. and foreign military decorations and rose to the rank of Four-star General. In December 2000, he was nominated by President Bush as Secretary of State, the first African-American to hold such high office. Joseph E. Persico is the author of biographies on Nelson Rockefeller and former CIA chief William J. Casey. His work Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial was hailed by Howard K. Smith as the "best account" of the trial.

Date: 16-11-2006
Colin Powell was born in New York City. He was a professional soldier for 35 years, during which time he won numerous U. S. and foreign military decorations and rose to the rank of Four-star General. In December 2000, he was nominated by President Bush as Secretary of State, the first African-American to hold such high office


A Soldier's Way Colin Powell, Joseph E. Persico

The life story of a young boy from the Bronx who grew up to live the American dream.

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