In this exploration of Colin Powell's career and character, Christopher D. O' Sullivan reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign and defense policy in the post-Vietnam, post-Cold War eras. In addition, O'Sullivan explores the conflicts and debates between different foreign policy ideologies such as neo-conservatism and realism.
Christopher D. O'Sullivan teaches history at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Sumner Welles, Postwar Planning, and the Quest for a New World Order, 1937-1943, which won the American Historical Association's Gutenberg-e Prize in 2003, and The United Nations: A Concise History.
Chapter 1: The Education of a Soldier, 1937-1980 Chapter 2: From the Pentagon to the White House, 1980-1987 Chapter 3: National Security Advisor at the End of the Civil War, 1987-1989 Chapter 4: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, 1989-1993 Chapter 5: The Military and Diplomacy After the Civil War Chapter 6: Secretary of State Chapter 7: Powell, Iraq, and the "Fog of War" Conclusion