My American Journey, Signed by Colin Powell, First Edition in Original Dust Jacket, 1995

Powell, Colin with Joseph E. Persico. My American Journey, New York: Random House, 1995. Stated first edition signed by Powell. Features original dust jacket and custom matching slipcase.

This stated first edition of My American Journey by Colin Powell has never been read and includes the original dust jacket. Signed in 1995, Powell’s autograph is in clear black sharpie marker on the first full title page. The book is housed in a custom-made archival slipcase.

Colin Powell’s life and career presents a wonderful example of the American dream. Born to Jamaican immigrant parents, he grew up in Harlem. Powell eventually joined the Army and moved through the ranks to become a four star general and later a well-known politician. While in the Army, he fought in Vietnam, served at the Pentagon, and participated in the Panama Invasion as well as Desert Storm. The book begins with a selection of black and white photos from Powell’s life and the story covers his early years in Harlem through his chairmanship of the Joint Chief of Staff. Powell’s autobiography is full of humor, military directness, and a strong love for his country.


New condition. Signed in 1995, the signature is clear and dark on the first full title page. The book has slightly loose binding but the pages are clean and without damage. The original dust jacket is like new and is protected by a clear mylar cover. Both book and dust jacket are housed in a matching blue slipcase made according to archival standards. The front is decorated with a recess with a reproduction photo of Powell in military uniform.

Dimensions: 10” H x 6.75” W x 2.75” D (with slipcase)

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