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Written by:
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
Joseph E. Persico, American, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Published by:
Random House, Inc., American, founded 1925  Search this
Subject of:
United States Armed Forces, American, founded 1775  Search this
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
ink on paper and cardboard
H x W x D (open): 9 9/16 × 14 9/16 × 2 3/8 in. (24.3 × 37 × 6 cm)
H x W x D (closed): 9 9/16 × 6 7/16 × 2 3/8 in. (24.3 × 16.4 × 6 cm)
This autobiography of General Colin L. Powell covers his life and military career. The book begins with his birth in Harlem and covers his 35 years of Army service including the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and his time serving as the first African American Joint Chief of Staff.
A hardcover first edition of My American Journey, written by General Colin L. Powell. The book features a glossy white paper jacket over its white hardcover. The fabric blue spine displays the book title, authors, and the Random House publisher name with logo, printed vertically in gold text. On the front cover in gold ink is the book’s title, underlined, with a star below it. There are no markings on the back cover. The jacket front features a color portrait of General Powell wearing eyeglasses and his four-star General Army Green Service uniform. The title is printed in large black-and-white text inside of a red-white-and-blue three-block across the bottom of General Powell’s photograph, and followed by large black text, “COLIN / POWELL / with Joseph E. Persico”. The spine of the jacket has the title, author, and the Random House publisher’s logo. The back of the jacket features a sepia-toned studio portrait of General Powell as a young boy. Throughout the book are supplemental black-and-white photographs, and the last page is numbered at 643.
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Government  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alma J. Powell
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