I Always Liked That Colin Powell

Colin Powell, thinking about "The Summer of 1787"

This coming Sunday’s New York Times Book Review begins with an interview of General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, in which he reveals that The Summer of 1787 is on his bedside table!

I should let General Powell speak for himself:

What book is on your night stand now?

“The Summer of 1787,” by David O. Stewart. As I grow older, I am increasingly fascinated by our founding fathers. The challenges they faced and the compromises they made, good and bad, to create a nation have inspired us and people around the world. I wish today’s political leaders, especially in Washington, would show the courage and willingness to fight for what they believe in, but possess an understanding of the need to compromise to solve the nation’s problems. They all need to go off and read “1787.”

What a guy!  I’d send him a copy of the book but, well, he seems to have one.



  1. Darrell Delamaide on July 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Send him American Emperor! With bedside table!

    • David Stewart on July 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Excellent point —

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