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Colin Powell

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Definition African American who served as U.S. Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Advisor, and General in the Army (b.1937)
  • The man who appointed General Colin Powell as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Her mother, Ann, was a Powell, another educated, upwardly mobile colored family, and the same Powells who would two generations later produce Colin Powell.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But there was a more recent author and public figure whose work spoke to the core of a new set of issues I was struggling with: the Bronx's own Colin Powell.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Among those who've recently joined Peter Lowe onstage are: George Bush, Oliver North, Barbara Walters, William Bennett, Colin Powell, Charlton Heston, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and Mario Cuomo.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But, believe it or not, if, before you take the IAT, I were to ask you to look over a series of pictures or articles about people like Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela or Colin Powell, your reaction time would change.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • It was reading Colin Powell's My American Journey as a young man that made me realize the incredible power of stories to change people's lives.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Colin Powell could have been justifiably angry, but he wasn't.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • His response to the world he confronted in the middle of the twentieth century was profound and deeply felt, but he didn't speak to my experience as well as Colin Powell did.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • COLIN POWELL spent thirty-five years in the military, rising from ROTC in college to become a four-star general and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the 1991 Gulf War.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • And billboards along the interstate announced that Peter Lowe's Success 1999 was coming to Las Vegas, with special appearances by Elizabeth Dole and General Colin Powell. an empire of fat
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Although I didn't really understand it at the time, like Colin Powell, he was telling me that our blood-soaked and atrocity-littered past was important but that the future didn't have to be its slave.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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