A SOLDIER'S WAY An Autobiography

Author: Powell (Colin) with Persico (Joseph E.)
Year: 1995
Publisher: Hutchinson
Edition Details: 1st UK Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/F
ISBN: 9780091791995
Price: 10.00
Hardback. Colin Powell writes of his anxieties and difficulties as well as the triumphs that marked his rise to four-star US General, National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and mastermind of Desert Storm. Includes other great international dramas of our time : the invasion of Panama, the dark dealing of Iran-Contra and the climactic meetings with Gorbachev. We see Colin Powell growing up, getting into mischief, going to church with his father, working in a bottling plant, joining the Army cadets. We follow him as a green young lieutenant on his first foreign posting in Germany, where his career is nearly aborted by a blunder on the day he is assigned to guard an atomic cannon. We go on patrol with him through the jungles of Vietnam, here he is wounded, and then, in the first surprise turn of his career, into the minefield of Washington bureaucracy as a Pentagon aide in the Carter administration. A memoir that is distinguished by a heartfelt love of a country and family, good humour and a soldier's directness. He writes of his anxieties and difficulties as well as the triumphs. Also includes behind-the-scenes portraits of Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton, of Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf, of Margaret Thatcher, John Major and many others. Profusely Illus., Colin Powell's Rules + Index. 643pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. V.v. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. in F. dw. A heavy book which will require additional postage, particularly if shipped overseas. +


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