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These techniques are well practiced by many career military officers.
The last third of the book covers a lot of his life that was not included in his autobio and may be worth including into a supporter's collection.
With that in mind, Karen DeYoung does a good job addressing Colin Powell's early life as well as his military career outside of Washington.
I purchased this book as a requirement to read a bio. This is an excellent book and I really enjoyed reading it. At times I didn't, want to stop.Published 11 months ago by MICHAEL JOHNSON
Born an Army Brat, schooled overseas, and a veteran of 24 years in the Air Force, a "fan" of Gen. Powell - I really wanted to like this book. Gen. Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by L. Hill
The author got some basic information wrong. She incorrectly calls H. Norman Schwarzkopf, "Norman H. Schwarzkopf" and several times writes "Fort Myers" instead of "Fort Myer. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by Amazon Customer
After reading this very interesting biography of Colin Powell, one can easily believe that he would himself have cracked that joke regarding the publication of his life story (to... Read morePublished on January 5, 2009 by G. Stelzenmuller
I don't know what Karen has in mind but this is one book that does not have a table of contents. She seems to want more that readers read this cover to cover of 700 page book than... Read morePublished on December 14, 2007 by Ben T. Tsao
Reviewed by Laura V. Hilton
Colin L. Powell is probably one of the most admired men in recent American history. A military general and serving a tenure as U.S. Read more
Overall, this book is an excellent, informative look into the life of Powell. However, it certainly seems to have a definite slant towards the left in the personal opinions of the... Read morePublished on November 1, 2007 by Priscilla Stilwell
This biography of Colin Powell is very impressive. It details both his career as a serviceman and then as a political appointee for a period totalling almost 50 years. Read morePublished on June 29, 2007 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
One of the best biographies of a political character that I have ever read. There are times where I lose track of who the players are and what a particular politician or officer's... Read morePublished on June 28, 2007 by William S. Oetting