Condoleezza Rice left her position as a Professor at Stanford to become President George H. W. Bush's National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State. She was the first and only - so far - Black woman to hold those high positions. She was born and lived as a child in Birmingham, Alabama. This is her biography written by a New York Times correspondent. “In this singular, fascinating, well-reported, and well-written book, one of our finest journalists shows us heretofore unseen facets of the Condoleezza Rice story.” - Michael Beschloss. “Powerful . . . an intimate portrait of Condoleezza Rice that will set the standard for all future writing about this fascinating and complex woman.” - Doris Kearns Goodwin.
New York: Random House, 2007. 400 pages with an Index, Notes, Bibliography., and photos. Hardback in dust jacket.