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Colin L. Powell (1937–2021)

Autor/a de My American Journey

16+ obres 2,432 Membres 24 Ressenyes

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Colin Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in New York City and attended both the City College of New York and George Washington University and also served in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Powell served in the Army during Vietnam as both a captain and a major and later became senior military mostra'n més assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He joined the National Security Council and took over the Army Forces Command when he was made a four-star general. President Bush nominated Powell for Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he helped plan the invasion of Panama and assisted in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Powell retired from the military and recorded his memories in his book, My American Journey. In 2012 Powell published a book about his life experiences and lessons learned entitled, It Worked for Me. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Credit: Charles Haynes, March 15, 2005

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Nom oficial
Powell, Colin Luther
Data de naixement
1937-04-05
Data de defunció
2021-10-18
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
United States of America
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA (Harlem)
Causa de la mort
COVID-19
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Educació
City College of New York
George Washington University
Professions
soldier
diplomat
United States Secretary of State (2001-2005)
United States National Security Advisor (1987-1989)
Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993)
Organitzacions
United States Army
United States Department of State
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Council on Foreign Relations
Revolution Health
United States National Security Council (mostra-les totes 11)
Ronald Reagan administration (1987-1989)
George H. W. Bush administration (1989-1993)
Bill Clinton administration (1993-1993)
George W. Bush's cabinet (2001-2005|Secretary of State)
George W. Bush administration (2001-2005)
Premis i honors
Congressional Gold Medal (1991)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1993)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1991)
Presidential Citizens Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge (mostra-les totes 34)
Ranger Tab
Parachutist Badge
Pathfinder Badge
Air Assault Badge
Presidential Service Badge
Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal, Army
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Soldier's Medal
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Air Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Order of the Bath (Honorary Knight Commander ∙ KCB)
Légion d'honneur
Meritorious Service Cross (M.S.C. ∙ Canada)
Order of Stara Planina in the First Order (Bulgaria)
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Agent
Marvin Josephson

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Many photos. Index.
 
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VillageProject | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | May 23, 2023 |
Powell was Secretary of State, 4 Star general.
 
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VillageProject | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Apr 20, 2023 |
From the back flap, "...It is ... a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. While Americans grapple over who will lead the country, General Powell's passionate beliefs in family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, 'the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers' will exhilarate readers of all political persuasions. It is history with a vision."
 
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Doranms | Feb 23, 2022 |
I didn't agree with everything, but I admired his forthright style. It was refreshing to read someone who doesn't waste words. And it was an interesting explanation of military life (3/4 of his stories have to do with the military). I would be curious to see if his "why's" behind the action or mentality transfer to today. Or, perhaps, they might be just his opinions.
 
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OutOfTheBestBooks | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2021 |

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