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Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell


The son of Caribbean immigrants who would serve two tours in the Vietnam War, be chosen National Security Advisor (1987-1989), rise to the rank of four-star general in the United States Army (1989), become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993), and serve as secretary of state (2000-2004) during President George W. Bush's first term is widely considered one of the most highly regarded military figures of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Given that Powell was an officer amid a sea of resentful White officers, not to mention enlisted men, it is surprising that this topic was not fully developed.

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