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The Resource Colin Powell : imperfect patriot, Jeffrey J. Matthews

Colin Powell : imperfect patriot, Jeffrey J. Matthews

Label
Colin Powell : imperfect patriot
Title
Colin Powell
Title remainder
imperfect patriot
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey J. Matthews
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For the past three decades, Colin Powell has been among America's most trusted and admired leaders. This biography demonstrates that Powell's decades-long development as an exemplary subordinate is crucial to understanding his astonishing rise from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to the highest echelons of military and political power. Once an aimless, ambitionless teenager who barely graduated from college, Powell became an extraordinarily effective and staunchly loyal subordinate to many powerful superiors who, in turn, helped to advance his career. By the time Powell became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he had developed into the consummate follower--motivated, competent, composed, honorable, and independent. The quality of his followership faltered, however, after he became George W. Bush's secretary of state. Powell proved a fallible patriot, and in the course of a long and distinguished career he made some grave and consequential errors in judgment. While those blunders do not erase the significance of his commendable achievements amid decades of public service, they are failures nonetheless."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matthews, Jeffrey J.
Dewey number
  • 327.730092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.5.P68
LC item number
M38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
  • Leadership
  • United States
Label
Colin Powell : imperfect patriot, Jeffrey J. Matthews
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The military years -- Obedient son (1937/1957) -- Dutiful soldier (1958/1969) -- Follower and commander (1970/1982) -- Loyalist (1983/1988) -- Chairman (1989/1993) -- The civilian years -- Part 2. Presidential icon (1993/2000) -- Leader, follower, odd man out (2001/2004) -- Adviser (2002/2003) -- Defender in chief (2003/2004)
Control code
2018055514
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780268105105
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018055514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Colin Powell : imperfect patriot, Jeffrey J. Matthews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The military years -- Obedient son (1937/1957) -- Dutiful soldier (1958/1969) -- Follower and commander (1970/1982) -- Loyalist (1983/1988) -- Chairman (1989/1993) -- The civilian years -- Part 2. Presidential icon (1993/2000) -- Leader, follower, odd man out (2001/2004) -- Adviser (2002/2003) -- Defender in chief (2003/2004)
Control code
2018055514
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780268105105
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018055514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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