It Worked for Me by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz

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6 Critic Reviews

An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Colin Powell, one of America’s most admired public figures, reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career in this inspiring and engrossing memoir.

A beautiful companion to his previous memoir, the #1 New York Times bestseller My American Journey, Powell’s It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership is a trove of wisdom for anyone hoping to achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality.

A message of strength and endurance from a man who has dedicated his life to public service, It Worked for Me is a book with the power to show readers everywhere how to achieve a more fulfilling life and career.

 

About Colin Powell with Tony Koltz

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Colin Powell was born in New York City in 1937. He is a retired four-star general in the United States Army and has earned numerous military honors. He has served four presidential administrations in a variety of roles, most recently as Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He lives in Virginia.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Harper. 309 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, War. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 15 2012

An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics.

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Washington Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Priscilla Taylor on May 18 2012

If you choose to give this delightful book to your high school or college graduate, tell the recipient it’s not necessary to start at the beginning with the “Thirteen Rules” - just pick it up anywhere and enjoy.

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Huffington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Dan Froomkin on May 09 2012

The book, “It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership,” which will be released May 22, is largely a series of leadership parables from Powell, who now spends a lot of time on the lecture circuit.

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Chapter 16

Excellent
Reviewed by Chris Scott on May 23 2012

...is an upbeat, friendly book, a lucid primer on leadership. The lessons are both broad and specific ...

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Defense Media Network

Excellent
Reviewed by Mike Markowitz on Jul 16 2012

...is a book of great warmth, gentle humor and profound humanity. But it never slips into sentimentality or preachiness.

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Books2Wealth

Good
Reviewed by Daniel R. Murphy

In addition to his 13 rules Powell writes about other lessons he learned throughout a half century in the military and in the halls of power in Washington, DC

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