A Soldier's Way

A Soldier's Way

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The Number One International Bestseller. Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. 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 - Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm - but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. A Soldier's Way is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, 'the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers' inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a visionI watched tough Lieutenant General Carl Stiner drive the XVIII Airborne Corps to peak fighting trim at Fort Bragg. At Fort Lewis ... I remember concluding at the time that there was no limit to this officera#39;s potential. ... But once I got to the office, Otis could legitimately chauffeur me around to my official appointments in a gleaming government-issue Mercury. ... When something went wrong that I could not figure out right away, I would retreat to my study in Quarters 10 and pull out the manual.

Title:A Soldier's Way
Author:Colin Powell, Joseph E Persico
Publisher:Random House - 2011-07-31


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