Colin Powell picks up French book prize

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CAEN, France, Oct 3 (AFP) - Former US secretary of state Colin Powell has picked up a French literary award for his 1995 autobiography, 'My American Journey'.

CAEN, France, Oct 3 (AFP) - Former US secretary of state Colin Powell has picked up a French literary award for his 1995 autobiography, 'My American Journey'.

A jury headed by former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing gave the Alexis de Tocqueville prize -- named after a 19th-century French aristocrat who wrote an influential political work on the United States -- to Powell on Saturday.

Powell is to be handed the honour in a ceremony in Tocqueville's chateau in Normandy in June next year. His book tells of his life as a soldier in Vietnam, a senior general and on becoming secretary of state.

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