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Title:
Condoleeza Rice : national security advisor and musician
Author:
Ryan, Bernard, 1923-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Ferguson, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
155 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
A biography of Condoleeza Rice, known both and as an accomplished pianist and for serving as George W. Bush's National Security Advisor.
Language:
English
Contents:
Raised to be a lady -- Saved by Russian -- Tough as nails -- She knows a lot of people -- You have to make difficult decisions -- Bush's secret weapon -- I trust her judgment -- It's a terrorist attack -- A world more sober and sadder -- It's time for this to end.
ISBN:
9780816054800
Format :
Book

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Condoleezza Rice: National Security Advisor and Musician examines the life and career experiences of the first woman to hold the position of national security advisor to the president of the United States. A widely respected and well-known figure in the current Bush administration as well as a talented pianist


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-This volume looks at the woman's rise from life in segregated Alabama through her advancement to the position of National Security Advisor. Rice's life has been a host of accomplishments, including becoming a concert pianist; serving as Provost at Stanford University; becoming an adviser on foreign policy to George Herbert Walker Bush, and obtaining her current position in George W. Bush's administration. Ryan also notes criticisms by her detractors. The book takes readers up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the decision to restrict the role of the United Nations in establishing a new Iraqi government. The author also projects that the future of this dynamic individual might hold a run for the presidency or (her dream job) of becoming commissioner of the National Football League. Appendixes include resources to learn more about Rice and career profiles for college administrators, musicians, and federal or state officials. Christin Ditchfield's Condoleezza Rice (Watts, 2003) is more visually appealing and has boxes of historical information that put Rice's life in context. Nonetheless, Ryan's title is still a solid addition for general collections and would be a useful tool for reports.-Tracy Karbel, Glenside Public Library District, Glendale Heights, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Condoleezza Rice: Secretary of State examines the life and career experiences of the first woman to hold the position of national security advisor to the president of the United States. A widely respected and well-known figure in the current Bush administration as well as a talented pianist, Condoleezza Rice became the national security advisor to the president on January 22, 2001. Before that, she was an administrator at Stanford University, where she was also an award-winning professor of political science. Rice has served on the boards of many large corporations and in various capacities on committees and councils at the federal government level. Rice's story is exemplary of how hard work can pay off in high levels of professional success. Excerpted from Condoleeza Rice: National Security Advisor and Musician by Bernard Ryan All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.