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Thinking Critically, Seventh Edition
John Chaffee et al.
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Chapter 1: Thinking

From My American Journey by Colin Powell (p. 11)
Colin Luther Powell (1937- )

Born in 1937 in New York City, Colin Powell graduated from the City College of New York (CCNY) with a B.S. in Geology. Active in ROTC at CCNY, he was commissioned an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958. Powell later earned an M.B.A. from George Washington University. He served in the U.S. Army for thirty-five years, rising to the rank of four-star general and serving as the first African American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from1989 to 1993. Powell was influential in planning U.S. strategy during the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and retired from the U.S. Army in 1993.

Powell received several military awards, including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit Award, and the Secretary's Award. His civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal. Several schools and institutions have been named in his honor, and he holds honorary degrees from universities and colleges across the country. In 2000 he became U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. Powell wrote his memoir, My American Journey, in 1995.

"Jurors Hear the Evidence and Turn It into Stories" by Daniel Goleman (p. 41)
Daniel Goleman

Born in Stockton, California, Daniel Goleman earned a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and personality development from Harvard University.

Goleman's research focuses on emotional intelligence. For over a decade he reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for the New York Times, and his seminal book Emotional Intelligence (1995) has influenced numerous psychological studies on intelligence. Goleman's subsequent books explore the role of emotional intelligence in leadership and the workplace.