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Extraordinary, ordinary people : a memoir of family

Author: Condoleezza Rice
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The personal story of the former Secretary of State traces her childhood in segregated Alabama, describes the influence of people who shaped her life, and pays tribute to her parents' characters and sacrifices.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Condoleezza Rice; Condoleezza Rice; Condoleezza Rice; Condoleezza Rice; Condoleezza Rice
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Condoleezza Rice
ISBN: 9780307888471 0307888479
OCLC Number: 699764832
Notes: Includes reading group guide.
Description: 355 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Starting early --
The Rays and the Rices --
Married at last --
"Johnny, it's a girl" --
"I need a piano!" --
My parents were teachers --
Something in the water --
School days --
Summer respite --
Turning up the heat in Birmingham --
1963 --
Integration? --
Tuscaloosa --
Denver again --
Leaving the South behind --
Cancer intrudes --
Starting early (again) --
College years --
A change of direction --
"Rally, sons (and daughters) of Notre Dame" --
A new start --
A lost year --
Senator Stanford's farm --
My rookie season --
The darkest moment of my life --
"The moving van is here" --
Inside the Pentagon --
Back to Stanford --
D.C. again --
"I don't think this is what Karl Marx had in mind" --
Back in California --
Learning compassion --
Finding a new president for Stanford --
Provost of the university --
Tough decisions --
The governor's campaign --
Florida --
"The Saints Go Marching In."
Responsibility: Condoleezza Rice.

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The personal story of the former Secretary of State traces her childhood in segregated Alabama, describes the influence of people who shaped her life, and pays tribute to her parents' characters and sacrifices.

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