RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 86117489 LA English T1 Twice as good : Condoleezza Rice and her path to power A1 Mabry, Marcus,, PB Modern Times : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers PP New York YR 2007 SN 9781594863622 1594863628 1594868387 9781594868382 AB The first biography of Rice to reveal the private, driven woman behind the public image. Beyond the dramatic story of Rice's past--her ascent from segregated Alabama to the halls of power--and the controversy of her present, little is known about her as a person, and while she has broken barriers and achieved extraordinary success, she is also one of the most polarizing figures of our time. As an African American girl growing up in the South when the civil rights movement was at its most tumultuous and inspiring, her own views on race are complex. While she has benefited from advances in civil rights legislation and evolving acceptance of blacks, hers has been a singularly individualistic rise, the product of her parents' determination to make her "special."--Publisher description.