After Words

After Words: Karen DeYoung, author of "Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell" interviewed by Brigadier General Charles "Casey" Brower

About the Program

With her book, "Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell," author Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post, provides the first full biography of Mr. Powell. The book begins with Powell’s childhood in the Bronx and follows his rise through the military ranks, finally ending with his role as Secretary of State in the Bush administration. While not an authorized biography, Mr. Powell participated in six on the record interviews and also provided Ms. DeYoung with unrestricted access to his personal and professional military papers. Ms. DeYoung discusses the book with the Dean of Faculty for the Virginia Military Institute, Brigadier General Charles "Casey" Brower. General Brower served as an Army Aide to President Ronald Reagan. General Brower serves as a guest interviewer and is not an employee of C-SPAN.

About the Authors

Karen DeYoung

Karen DeYoungKaren DeYoung is an associate editor at The Washington Post where she has served in a number of senior editing positions. She has also served as a foreign policy reporter in Washington and abroad. She was part of the team at the Post that received a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the "war on terror."
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  • Sunday, December 3rd at 9:02pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 3rd at 6pm (ET)
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