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No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (Unabridged)

by Condoleezza Rice

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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 medi...

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29 too much

I want to read or listen to this but not for 29 dollars. I will wait for it to come down.

Sadly Accurate

I'm trying to keep my review of this as a book review and not a review of the person as some are doing. I bought it, frankly because it is a good investment at $1/hour. I've always respected President Bush as a good man who only had the worst advisors in the history of the world. I respected Dr Rice as someone he respected. Sadly this audiobook is very good & very candid and reveals Dr Rice is a good woman and one of those incompetent advisors. Over and over she reveals, intentionally or not, how because of her inattention, people have suffered and died and billions of dollars spent because she apparently has a short attention span. One moment she is decrying the jackals of the press. Next she is basing decisions on posed photographs in the press. At least two major policy memos came across her desk that could have kept us out of Iraq but she doesn't remember them. But she is happy about convincing President Bush to throw millions of dollars at Liberia because they're connected to her ancestry & her aunt taught there once.Whole agencies were created to do what she and her staff should have done. So, as an audiobook yes, it's revealing and a bargain. But if you're a Republican or admirer of Rice it will break your heart. A lovely incompetent that cost billions of dollars and perhaps thousands of lives. "For want of a nail, a shoe was lost..." She was that nail and the US strategy before & after 9/11 was the shoe. And the horse stumbled into hell because of it.

Strong woman and undefeated

Condy's photograph was found in the house late mohamer Gaddafi' home, actually fareed's and Friedman's books also
Interpreted to arabic for this unpredictable man who died in
humiliated way.
Even Gaddafi was really impressed by this strong women, I as reader I found her book that is one the best which we offer by
such rear woman. I love it Wow

Condoleezza Rice, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Condoleezza Rice
  • Published: 2011

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