A Soldiers Way

#1
I am just finishing Colin Powell's autobiography, A Soldier's Way. I can wholeheartedly recommend the book for its insights into being black in the US military of the sixties, early MACV ops in Vietnam and the processes behind closed doors at the White House and Pentagon.

General Powell comes across as a genuinely nice guy, who always seems to find time to point to mentors and acknoweldege them, regardless of their rank or subsequent status. He doesn't kiss and tell but he does tell a straight story. It is one of the best biographies I have come across. If he ever breaks down outside Cuddles Towers, he will be welcome to a mug of tea while (probably judging by the book) he fixes his own limousine!
 
#2
Didn't he publish his autobiography in 95, called 'My American Journal'?
Can remember(faintly)reading it - IIRC, didn't he get slammed over his account of the My Lai massacre? He originally investigated it but said there was nothing to the allegations.
 
#3
hansvonhealing said:
Didn't he publish his autobiography in 95, called 'My American Journal'?
Can remember(faintly)reading it - IIRC, didn't he get slammed over his account of the My Lai massacre? He originally investigated it but said there was nothing to the allegations.
No, he didn't. He actually made a valid contribution to the investigation and later on, in true CP styley, asked if his appointment in the div involved was an issue. The bloke is straighter than a straight thing! He makes me look corrupt!
 
#4
Cuddles said:
hansvonhealing said:
Didn't he publish his autobiography in 95, called 'My American Journal'?
Can remember(faintly)reading it - IIRC, didn't he get slammed over his account of the My Lai massacre? He originally investigated it but said there was nothing to the allegations.
No, he didn't. He actually made a valid contribution to the investigation and later on, in true CP styley, asked if his appointment in the div involved was an issue. The bloke is straighter than a straight thing! He makes me look corrupt!
Never! Don't put yourself down! I think you are very innocent....
After years of intensive study, I've decided that the authors of autobiographies tend to be 'gentle' on their subjects character...

I've been 'googling'..
http://www.disinfo.com/archive/pages/dossier/id803/pg1/
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20010514/corn20010502
 
#5
I'll have to grab a copy
 

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