Colin Powell: General and Statesman

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This title examines the remarkable life of Colin Powell. Readers will learn about Powell's family background, childhood, education, military career, and societal contributions. Covered in detail are Powell's service in the Vietnam War, including his Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Soldier's Medal awards, as well as Powell's role as a White House fellow, a four-star general, and commander-in-chief of Forces Command. Also covered are Powell's service to the U.S. presidents as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...

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Overview

This title examines the remarkable life of Colin Powell. Readers will learn about Powell's family background, childhood, education, military career, and societal contributions. Covered in detail are Powell's service in the Vietnam War, including his Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Soldier's Medal awards, as well as Powell's role as a White House fellow, a four-star general, and commander-in-chief of Forces Command. Also covered are Powell's service to the U.S. presidents as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the secretary of state. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany engaging text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Military Heroes is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Gr 7-9–Real events characterized by danger and excitement introduce readers to each individual’s character. The rush of literary adrenalin will hook readers immediately and keep them enthralled until the end. While the authors cover biographical basics like birth, education, marriage, and so on, most of the content revolves around how the subjects met the challenges of military life, especially during times of war. Given the dynamic topic of the series and each volume’s appealing layout (wide margins, short paragraphs, large illustrations), these books are likely to attract reluctant readers. In addition, sources are plentiful and well-documented, making the titles suitable for research projects. Other material is available on these subjects, but this series is noteworthy for its accessible writing, appealing layout, and high-interest history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604539653
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Military Heroes Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Huey Down 6

Chapter 2 Growing Up in New York 14

Chapter 3 An Army Career 24

Chapter 4 Tour of Duty: Vietnam 34

Chapter 5 A Master's and a Fellowship 44

Chapter 6 White House General 56

Chapter 7 Up the Political Ladder 66

Chapter 8 Civilian Life 76

Chapter 9 Secretary of State 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Additional Resources 102

Glossary 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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