Search Results: "Colin Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

COLIN POWELL by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Selection of b&w publicity photos; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An uncritical portrait of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who once reported, ``Mr. President, the world is at peace.'' Reef traces Powell's career path from mediocre South Bronx student to top soldier, devoting some attention to his private life but, except for noting his opposition to Operation Desert Storm, discussing his abilities and philosophy only in vague, conventional terms. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Howard Means
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"The nation's first soldier deserves and eventually will get a better Boswell. (The labored text has photographs—not seen.)"
A barely serviceable briefing on the incumbent chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For researchers, however, this is a straightforward—sometimes exciting—story of a remarkable life. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A chronicle of the life of the soldier, general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through his decision in the fall of 1995 not to run for president. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >

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COTTONBALL COLIN by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Young children daunted by how dangerous to mice and other small creatures Colin's world turns out to be may be happier with the sibling support in Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), illustrated by John Lawrence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a tale pointedly addressed to overprotective adults, a mother mouse finally lets her littlest one go. Read full book review >

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DAWN POWELL by Tim Page
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Unconvincing in placing Powell at the forefront of mid-century authors, but gratifying to aficionados of New York City literary mores."
Novelist Dawn Powell is rediscovered in a kindly biography that also recalls the hard- drinking literati of Greenwich Village in the decades surrounding WWII. Read full book review >

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COLIN FISCHER by Ashley Edward Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Entertaining, but confused about its point of view. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The subgenre combining sleuthing with characters who have Asperger syndrome gets a new entry offering humor and interesting historical and scientific connections—but the narrative viewpoint drifts unsettlingly. Read full book review >

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COLIN FARRELL by Jane Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2006

"Plodding prose, factual errors, quotes culled from other interviews and sub-US Weekly photos add up to a pointless and poorly written celebography."
An unapologetically reverent celebrity tell-all without all that much to tell. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY POWELL by Michael Barber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Amazingly dull for such a relatively short text concerning a group of brilliant artists during a lively cultural period."
Dreary biography of the writer best known for his 12-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. Read full book review >

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IT WORKED FOR ME by Colin Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics."
With the collaboration of Koltz (co-author: Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom, 2009, etc.), Powell picks up the thread of his life story. Read full book review >