Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice : Stateswoman

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In 1954, Condoleezza Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama, a city that Martin Luther King called the ""most segregated city in America"" in 1963. Rice's middle-class, college-educated parents instilled in their only child a sense that she could do anything if she put her mind to it, but that she would have to make sure that she was ""twice as good"" as whites in all her achievements. Rice became an accomplished pianist, student, and ice skater before heading to college at the University of Denver and graduate school at Stanford University. Along the way, she made connections with powerful statesmen, paving the way for her later career of ""firsts"" in politics. She was the first female provost at Stanford University in California, the first black female national security advisor, and the first black female secretary of state. ""Condoleezza Rice: Stateswoman"" tells her life story, one of perseverance and the pursuit of excellence.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 113 pages
  • 170.18 x 241.3 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • Legacy
  • full-colour & black-&-white photographs, sidebars, chronology, further reading & web sites, index
  • 0791097153
  • 9780791097151

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"The updated format is brightened by added color illustrations... The text is very readable...library media centers...will want to order them...Recommended."
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About Janet Hubbard-Brown

Janet Hubbard-Brown has written numerous books for children and young adults, including Chaucer, Hernando de Soto and His Expeditions Across the Americas, and The Labonte Brothers, for Chelsea House. She is a regular contributor to Vermont Magazine. She also teaches fiction, and is a freelance editor in Fayston, Vermont.
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