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No Higher Honor takes readers to secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon hung in the balance and draws back the curtain on how close all-out war loomed 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.
One of the most admired women-this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's story of serving the highest levels of government. As America's chief diplomat, she traveled the globe, seeking common ground among enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a record of achievement. A native of Birmingham, AL who overcame Civil Rights era racism to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as George W. Bush's advisor. Once he was elected, she served as chief adviser on national-security issues- whose duties included harmonizing relationships between the Secretaries of State and Defense. With the September 11 terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of Administration's efforts to keep America safe. She describes events of that day and the days after. Rice also reveals details of debates that led to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. The nation's eyes focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer questions regarding the country's preparedness for- and response to- the 9-11 attacks. Her responses would shape the nation's perception of Administration's competence during the crisis. Rice conveys how pressure-filled the appearance was and her gratitude when she was saluted for her performance. From that point on, Rice was sought by media and regarded as Administration's most effective champion. In 2005 Rice was entrusted with more responsibility when charged with helping to shape and carry forward the President's foreign policy as Secretary of State. She proved herself a crafter of tactics and negotiation aimed to contain or reduce threat posed by America's enemies. She reveals the maneuvers that kept the world's relationships with Iran, North Korea and Libya from collapsing to chaos. She also talks about her role as crisis manager, showing that at any hour she was willing to bring parties to the bargaining table anywhere in the world.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Crown Pub
Author: Condoleezza Rice
Street Date: July 27, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1153