Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell

Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell

by Karen DeYoung

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Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With Colin Powell, what you see is what you get. Karen DeYoung's exhaustive biography of the former secretary of state reveals a man who prioritized loyalty and military values. The respect shown Powell over the years is a reflection of his deep-rooted strength of conviction, subdued yet commanding personality, and sense of decency. A career soldier who served two tours of duty in Vietnam and commanded the 1991 Persian Gulf War victory, Powell dealt in the power of the chain of command. How that served ¿ or, late in his career may have disserved ¿ him and his country is at the crux of this book. DeYoung, an associate editor at The Washington Post, flexes her considerable reportorial muscle as she whisks you past every security checkpoint, and into the midst of sensitive and historic meetings at the highest levels of government. We highly recommend this fascinating and riveting look at an American hero who played the game as best as he could ¿ even though the other guys made the rules.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book goes beyond color, race, nationality and status. It all about a man whose intelligence and courage is to be told and enumerated to our young people. I would recommend a second and third reading to those who have bought the book. And read the book without any bias. The story that l learnt from the reading is to be of courage, persistance, responsibility and discipline. Kudos.
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