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Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell (Unabridged)
Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell (Unabridged)
Author of this audiobook is Karen DeYoung. Publisher is Books on Tape. This audio book is Narrated by Coleen Marlo. This was released on 05-OCT-2006. Duration of this Audio Book is 23 hours 15 minutes .. This is unabridged. ISBN is 9780739340080. Rating : 4.19/5 ;

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Summary : Over the course of a lifetime of service to his country, Colin Powell became a national hero, a beacon of wise leadership, and, according to polls, "the most trusted man in America". From his humble origins as the son of Jamaican immigrants, to the highest levels of government in four administrations, he helped guide the nation through some of its most heart-wrenching hours. Now, in the first full biography of one of the most admired men of our time, award-winning Washington Post journalist Karen DeYoung takes us from Powell's Bronx childhood and meteoric rise through the military ranks to his formative roles in Washington's corridors of power and his controversial tenure as secretary of state.With dramatic new information about the inner workings of an administration locked in ideological combat, DeYoung makes clearer than ever before the decision-making process that took the nation to war and addresses the still-unanswered questions about Powell's departure from his post shortly after the 2004 election. Drawing on interviews with U.S. and foreign sources, as well as with Powell himself, and with unprecedented access to his personal and professional papers, Soldier is a revelatory portrait of an American icon, a man at once heroic and all-too-humanly fallible.Photograph ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/Corbis Outine Read more Keywords : hero, black, African American, the most trusted man in America, American, Jamaican immigrants, parents, son, administration, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Bronx, military, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State, gulf war, Iraq war, weapons of mass destruction, WMDs, United Nations, U.N., resignation, 2004 election, chair, chairman, president, administration, U.S. Army, Powell doctrine, ranks, military, Alma Johnson, Alma Powell, Vietnam, Viet Nam, Mikhail Gorb Asin : B002V1NUTE
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