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Synopsis:
From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former
National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels
of government.  In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice
traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common
ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on
divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of
achievement.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of
the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on
foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George
W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign.  Once Bush was
elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues
– a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship
between the Secretaries of State and Defense.  It was a role that
deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her
one of his closest confidantes.

No Higher Honor takes the reader into secret negotiating rooms
where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon
often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how
frighteningly close all-out war loomed in clashes involving
Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa.  

Surprisingly candid in her appraisals of various Administration
colleagues and the hundreds of foreign leaders with whom she
dealt, Rice also offers here keen insight into how history actually
proceeds.  In No Higher Honor, she delivers a master class in
statecraft  — but always in a way that reveals her essential
warmth and humility, and her deep reverence for the ideals on
which America was founded
Author:                    Condoleeza Rice
Hardcover:                           784 pages

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"In her memoir, NO HIGHER HONOR, Condoleezza Rice looks
back, offering unexpected candor about her tenure as national
security adviser in Bush’s first term and as secretary of state.

The [book’s] moments of self-doubt and regrets are a revelation.
Rice offers sharp and penetrating portraits of foreign leaders. Her
memoir is a reminder that foreign-policy choices facing the
United States are complex and difficult, with no easy solutions
She has acquitted herself well in telling her side of the story; now
she awaits the judgment of history.”
****__The Washington Post

“Rice provides a vivid account of the tumultuous years after Sept.
11, 2001 . . . the latest in a string of memoirs emerging from Bush
administration figures trying to define the history of their tenure
[this book is] the most expansive record of those eight years by
any of the leading participants.”
****__The New York Times

“The fascination of Rice’s memoir, and it is fascinating, is less in
the broad vision put forth for a more democratic world than in
the gritty description of the way decisions were made in the
White House and in the State Department as the Bush
Administration sought to adapt to a universe radically changed
by Al  Qaeda’s attacks on the United States in 2001.  Rice’s
account of the immediate aftermath, as seen from inside the halls
of the White House, is both vivid and disturbing.”
****__Newsweek

"Even as one who wouldn't think of giving a look at the take on
the Bush years from the former President, Vice President or first
Secretary Of Defense, my belief was Condoleezza Rice deserved a
chance. Her view is somewhat what one would expect but
enlightening non the less. She covers in detail the seemingly
endless crises during the entire 8 years and does so in an easy,
educational manner. The efforts in trying to bring about an
agreement for establishment of a Palestinian State were long,
trying and unfortunately for all who care, futile. Her efforts seem
almost Herculean and enough to cause a physical breakdown in
most. I for one am grateful for her efforts and believe we are in a
better place because of them in the Middle East and around the
globe. I was glued to the book from the beginning and would urge
anyone interested in foreign affairs to read it."*****__B. Weber.
CONDOLEEZZA RICE was the
sixty-sixth U.S. Secretary of State and
the first black woman to hold that
woman to serve as National Security
Advisor.  She is a professor at
Stanford University, and co-founder
of the RiceHadley Group.  Rice is also
the author of the New York Times
bestselling "Extraordinary, Ordinary
People: A Memoir of Family."
About the Author