My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General 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 vision.
©2006 Colin Powell; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.
"Eloquent." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
"A great American success story...an endearing and well-written book." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces....Fascinating." (The Washington Post Book World) "Profound and moving....Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America." (The Wall Street Journal)
"A book that is much like its subject: articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty....Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, My American Journey is a book well worth reading." (San Diego Union Tribune)
"Colin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary." (The Detroit News)
There were things I wanted to know about Colin as a man who is black in America, high ranking in the military and associated with the Republican party. I have a greater understanding of who he is. It's probably as in depth as any speech he would given to a lecture hall full of students so it's nice and it does the job if you're interested in who he is, it opens your eyes to how he came to love the military, the media's effect on perception of military engagements and what exactly it is that this guy does as he scales the ladder of the military career. It also mentions his view on running for President. I won't spoiler alert that. But you could also skip this read. By no means is this a must read.
Did not read the print version.
This was an Autobiography. I have read several other autobiographies and enjoyed them all.
You fell you are hearing a live lecture of a great man.
Interesting, engaging, revealing
Hearing Colin Powell's voice makes the story more personal
Growing up in America: how the boy next door ended up advising Presidents of the United States
The book was very informational however i wasnt that gripping.
I haven't but i will
I haven't but i will
no never the end i only read the book to get to the end
if you are researching his life this is the book for you with out a doubt however if your look for action turn to "Act of Valor Or Seal Team Six "because this book isn't for you
Over all i still found in enjoyment in the book
My name is Laz O. I'm a firefighter. I enjoy listening to books on tape. I've been hooked since the first one. Enjoy!
I loved it! General Powell had me in tears from the get go. His story is very moving and inspirational. If you have not gotten a chance to listen to it, please do. It's an abridged version, and it's roughtly 3 hours long, but, man, is it worth the time.
I've always liked General Powell. I also think the book was worth reading and will probably read again. Interesting insights into what was happening during crucial parts in our recent American history.
Gen Powell has lived an amazing inspirational life, which is an icon for all. Additionally, his book is a great source of military and political history.
If you want to listen to this book dont listen to Obamas first, as a narrator we were suprise to hear how mild manner Mr Powell is. We thought General , deep voice. What suprised me about this book is how matter of fact he was . He would talk about his career and then stick something about his family in there or vice versua . I had to go back sometime to get what or who he was referring to. I listened to Obama book first and he has a great voice but he has not lived a great life yet. General Colin Powell has.
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