EW Staff
August 02, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

My American Journey

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Joseph Persico, Colin Powell
genre
Politics and Current Events, Memoir

We gave it an A-

To hear Colin Powell tell it in My American Journey, his celebrity came almost by accident; he set out to be a career soldier, not a ”political General.” When he seemed poised for a presidential run, this seemed coy. But now that he’s eschewed the ’96 election, readers can focus on his often surprising perspectives on war and the limits of national power. A-

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