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No Higher Honor - A Memoir of My Years in Washington

Condoleezza Rice

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. With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration's intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day - and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country's preparedness for - and immediate response to - the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation's perception of the Administration's competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness. From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration's most effective champion. In 2005 Rice was en

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. With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration's intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day - and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country's preparedness for - and immediate response to - the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation's perception of the Administration's competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness. From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration's most effective champion. In 2005 Rice was en
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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. With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration's intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day - and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country's preparedness for - and immediate response to - the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation's perception of the Administration's competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness. From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration's most effective champion. In 2005 Rice was en

Language:

English

Length:

28h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:33


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:48


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:07


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:01


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:59


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:36


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:36


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:15


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:15


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:57


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:42


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:55


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:38


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:28


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:31


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:13


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:28


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:14


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:20


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:17


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:19


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:28


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:47


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:33


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:36


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:13


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:39


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:33


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:48


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:53


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:27


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:30


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:48


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:32


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:28


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:56


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:04


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:25


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:15


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:59


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:35


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:30


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:22


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:30


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:25


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:04


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

02:32


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:17


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:05


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:21


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:19


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:56


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:52


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:01


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:10


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:37


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:18


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

08:30


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:08


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:51


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:42


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

08:18


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:31


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:13


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

08:09


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:11


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

08:02


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:48


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:23


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:57


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:13


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

08:02


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:36


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:23


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:58


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:23


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

08:38


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:31


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:06


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:46


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:36


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:50


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:58


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:22


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

07:28


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

08:10


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:50


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:09


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

07:00

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