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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
Title variation
Imperfect patriot
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
  • Powell, Colin L
  • United States
  • Powell, Colin L
  • United States
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • African American generals
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Leadership
  • Followership
  • United States
  • African American generals
  • Armed Forces
  • Cabinet officers
  • Followership
  • Generals
  • Leadership
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • War
  • Iraq
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: The military years. Obedient son (1937-1957) -- Dutiful soldier (1958-1969) -- Follower and commander (1970-1982) -- Loyalist (1983-1988) -- Chairman (1989-1993) -- Part II: The civilian years. Presidential icon (1993-2000) -- Leader, follower, odd man out (2001-2004) -- Adviser (2002-2003) -- Defender in chief (2003-2004) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 396 pages
Isbn
9780268105099
Lccn
2018055514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1052872325
  • (OCoLC)1052872325
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
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: The military years. Obedient son (1937-1957) -- Dutiful soldier (1958-1969) -- Follower and commander (1970-1982) -- Loyalist (1983-1988) -- Chairman (1989-1993) -- Part II: The civilian years. Presidential icon (1993-2000) -- Leader, follower, odd man out (2001-2004) -- Adviser (2002-2003) -- Defender in chief (2003-2004) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 396 pages
Isbn
9780268105099
Lccn
2018055514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1052872325
  • (OCoLC)1052872325

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