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A Soldier's Way
  • Published: 31 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446493182
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656
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A Soldier's Way

The Number One International Bestselling Autobiography




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

'The man who might have been America's first Black president' Guardian
'An exemplary patriot . . . he helped pave the way for so many who would follow' Barack Obama

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
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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.

A Soldier's Way is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, 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
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'A patriot of unmatched honor and dignity' President Joe Biden

'He always showed the world the best of who we are. He upheld the highest standards, representing our nation with dignity, grace, and strength' Vice President Kamala Harris

'He was such a favorite of presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom - twice. He was highly respected at home and abroad. And most important, Colin was a family man and a friend.' George W Bush

'One of the greatest leaders that we have ever witnessed' Lloyd Austin, US Defense Secretary

  • Published: 31 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446493182
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656
Categories:

About the authors

Colin Powell

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

Joseph E Persico

Joseph E Persico served as a Navy lieutenant in the Korean War, and later at Southern NATO headquarters in Naples. Subsequently he joined the US Information Agency and for eleven years he was chief speech writer for the New York Governor and later US Vice President Nelson A Rockefeller. His books include My Enemy Brother: Men and the Days of Gettysburg and Piercing the Reich: The Penetration of Nazi Germany by American Secret Agents During World War II, Roosevelt's Secret War, and as co-author of US Secretary of State Colin Powell's autobiography, A Soldier's Way. His work Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial was hailed by Howard K Smith as the 'best account' of the trial. Mr Persico is married with two children, and divides his time between homes in upstate New York and Mexico.

Praise for A Soldier's Way

A great American success story . . . An endearing and well-written book

New York Times

Profound and moving . . . a must read for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.

Wall Street Journal

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