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!