This is a hardcover book collection
Memoir in which General Powell recalls his childhood in the tough South Bronx, his courtship days in Birmingham Alabama and his military career, including the inside story of Desert Storm and the invasions of Grenada, Panama and Haiti.
"A great American success story . . . An endearing and well-written book" * New York Times * "Profound and moving . . . must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America." * Wall Street Journal *
About the Author
Colin Powell was born in New York City. He was a professional soldier for 35 years, during which time he won numerous US 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.