Here is the first in-depth probing into the rise of a man who is arguably, says the author, the first African American in a position of national prominence that the general public is ready to judge on merit alone. Born in Harlem, Powell has been a central player in recent foreign affairs as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Photographs.

Colin Powell 1993, Ballantine Books

ISBN-13: 9780345383815

Mass-market paperback

Colin Powell 1992, Dutton Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781556113352