After Words with Karen DeYoung
Karen DeYoung discussed her biography, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, published by Knopf. It is the first full biography of… read more
Karen DeYoung discussed her biography, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, published by Knopf. It is the first full biography of Secretary Powell. It begins with his childhood in the Bronx and follows his rise through the military ranks to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and finally ending with his role as Secretary of State in the George W. Bush administration. While not an authorized biography, Secretary Powell participated in six on-the-record interviews and also provided Ms. DeYoung with unrestricted access to his personal and professional military papers. The guest interviewer was Brigadier General Charles Brower.
General Brower is deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty of the Virginia Military Institute. He served as an Army aide to President Ronald Reagan. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
After Words with Nicholas Lemann
Interviewed by Herman Belz, Nicholas Lemann discussed his book Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, published…
After Words with Lawrence Otis Graham
Lawrence Otis Graham discussed his book The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America’s First Black…
After Words with Juan Williams
Juan Williams was interviewed about his book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure that…
After Words with Jabari Asim
Jabari Asim talked about his book The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, and Why, published by Houghton…