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My American Journey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date February 1, 2003
Pages 675
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345466419
ISBN-10 0345466411
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The former Secretary of State recalls his youth, his military service, and his rise to the heights of America's political and military elite.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK."
--The New York Times Book Review
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. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness.
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.
"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
"Eloquent."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"PROFOUND AND MOVING . . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America."
--Jack Kemp
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


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Paperback
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1 edition from Ballantine Books (February 1, 2003)
9780345466419 | details & prices | 675 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $22.00
About: The former Secretary of State recalls his youth, his military service, and his rise to the heights of America's political and military elite.
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (July 1, 1996)
9780345407283 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $7.99
About: The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recalls his youth, his military service, and his rise to the heights of America's political and military elite
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (March 1, 1996)
9780783815879 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 2.00 in. | 2.95 lbs | List price $25.95
Large print edition from Random House Large Print (September 1, 1995)
9780679765110 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 2.95 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recalls his youth, his military service, and his rise among America's political and military elite
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613998147
 
from Turtleback Books (June 30, 1996)
9780613998147 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $18.40
This edition also contains My American Journey, My American Journey
About: The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recalls his youth, his military service, and his rise to the heights of America's political and military elite

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