Colin Powell : A Political Biography

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-16
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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This exploration of Powell's career and character reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign and defense policy in the post-Vietnam, post-Cold War eras. This book explains Powell's diplomatic style and its place in the American foreign policy tradition and his involvement in the most important debates over foreign and defense policy during the past two decades.

Author Biography

Christopher D. O'Sullivan teaches history at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Summer Welles, Postwar Planning, and the Quest for a New World Order, 1937-1943, which won the American Historical Association's Gutenberg-e Prize in 2003, and The United Nations: A Concise History.

Table of Contents

Chronologyp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Education of a Soldier, 1937-1980p. 7
From the Pentagon to the White House, 1980-1987p. 23
National Security Adviser at the End of the Cold War, 1987-1989p. 45
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, 1989-1993p. 71
The Military and Diplomacy after the Cold Warp. 97
Secretary of Statep. 125
Powell, Iraq, and the "Fog of War"p. 159
Conclusionp. 193
Bibliographical Essayp. 201
Indexp. 209
About the Authorp. 219
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