An American Journey Author:Colin Powell Colin Powell is the emboidiment of the American dream., Born in Harlem to immigrant parents, 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--but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, he tells us how it happened... more », in a memoir distinguished by a heartful love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness.
We hear of the anxieties and missteps as well as the triumps that marked Powell's rise to four-star general. National Security Advisor. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, mastermind of Desert Storm, and now the man the country would most like to draft as President.
Powell shares his experiences growning up, joining the ROTC, fighting in Vietman, and working as an aide for the Carter administration.....« less