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Soldier - The Life of Colin Powell

Karen DeYoung

Over the course of a lifetime of service to his country, Colin Powell became a national hero, a beacon of wise leadership and, according to polls, "the most trusted man in America." From his humble origins as the son of Jamaican immigrants to the highest levels of government in four administrations, he helped guide the nation through some of its most heart-wrenching hours. Now, in the first full biography of one of the most admired men of our time, award-winning Washington Post journalist Karen DeYoung takes us from Powell's Bronx childhood and meteoric rise through the military ranks to his formative roles in Washington's corridors of power and his controversial tenure as secretary of state. With dramatic new information about the inner workings of an administration locked in ideological combat, DeYoung makes clearer than ever before the decision-making process that took the nation to war and addresses the still-unanswered questions about Powell's departure from his post shortly after the 2004 election. Drawing on interviews with U.S. and foreign sources as well as with Powell himself, and with unprecedented access to his personal and professional papers, Soldier is a revelatory portrait of an American icon: a man at once heroic and all-too-humanly fallible.

Over the course of a lifetime of service to his country, Colin Powell became a national hero, a beacon of wise leadership and, according to polls, "the most trusted man in America." From his humble origins as the son of Jamaican immigrants to the highest levels of government in four administrations, he helped guide the nation through some of its most heart-wrenching hours. Now, in the first full biography of one of the most admired men of our time, award-winning Washington Post journalist Karen DeYoung takes us from Powell's Bronx childhood and meteoric rise through the military ranks to his formative roles in Washington's corridors of power and his controversial tenure as secretary of state. With dramatic new information about the inner workings of an administration locked in ideological combat, DeYoung makes clearer than ever before the decision-making process that took the nation to war and addresses the still-unanswered questions about Powell's departure from his post shortly after the 2004 election. Drawing on interviews with U.S. and foreign sources as well as with Powell himself, and with unprecedented access to his personal and professional papers, Soldier is a revelatory portrait of an American icon: a man at once heroic and all-too-humanly fallible.
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Over the course of a lifetime of service to his country, Colin Powell became a national hero, a beacon of wise leadership and, according to polls, "the most trusted man in America." From his humble origins as the son of Jamaican immigrants to the highest levels of government in four administrations, he helped guide the nation through some of its most heart-wrenching hours. Now, in the first full biography of one of the most admired men of our time, award-winning Washington Post journalist Karen DeYoung takes us from Powell's Bronx childhood and meteoric rise through the military ranks to his formative roles in Washington's corridors of power and his controversial tenure as secretary of state. With dramatic new information about the inner workings of an administration locked in ideological combat, DeYoung makes clearer than ever before the decision-making process that took the nation to war and addresses the still-unanswered questions about Powell's departure from his post shortly after the 2004 election. Drawing on interviews with U.S. and foreign sources as well as with Powell himself, and with unprecedented access to his personal and professional papers, Soldier is a revelatory portrait of an American icon: a man at once heroic and all-too-humanly fallible.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roscoe Orman

Length:

6h 19m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:19


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:19


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:44


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:20


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:27


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:22


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:53


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

01:13


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

01:49


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:47


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:57


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:06


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:34


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:32


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:57


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:56


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:08


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:04


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

01:21