By Condoleezza Rice
From one of many world’s such a lot sought after ladies, this is often former nationwide protection consultant and Secretary of country Condoleezza Rice’s compelling tale of 8 years serving on the maximum degrees of government. In her place as America’s leader diplomat, Rice traveled virtually regularly worldwide, looking universal floor between occasionally sour enemies, forging contract on divisive matters, and compiling a extraordinary list of achievement.
A local of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights period to develop into a super educational and specialist on international affairs, Rice exceptional herself as an consultant to George W. Bush throughout the 2000 presidential campaign. as soon as Bush used to be elected, she served as his leader adviser on national-security concerns – a role whose tasks integrated harmonizing the connection among the Secretaries of kingdom and Defense. It was once a job that deepened her bond with the President and finally made her certainly one of his closest confidantes.
With the September eleven, 2001, terrorist assaults, Rice chanced on herself on the heart of the Administration’s extreme efforts to maintain the US safe. right here, Rice describes the occasions of that harrowing day – and the tumultuous days after. No day used to be ever the same. also, Rice additionally unearths new information of the debates that resulted in the conflict in Afghanistan after which Iraq.
The eyes of the state have been once more serious about Rice in 2004 whilst she seemed ahead of the Sep 11 fee to reply to tricky questions in regards to the country’s preparedness for – and fast reaction to – the September 11 attacks. Her responses, it was once regularly conceded, might form the nation’s conception of the Administration’s competence in the course of the crisis. Rice conveys simply how pressure-filled that visual appeal was once and her stunned gratitude while, in succeeding days, she used to be greatly saluted for her grace and forthrightness.
From that time ahead, Rice was once aggressively wanted by way of the media and thought of by means of a few because the Administration’s most advantageous champion.
In 2005 Rice used to be entrusted with much more accountability whilst she used to be charged with aiding to form and hold ahead the President’s overseas coverage as Secretary of State. As such, she proved herself a deft crafter of strategies and negotiation aimed to include or decrease the risk posed by way of America’s enemies. the following, she finds the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that stored the world’s relationships with Iran, North Korea and Libya from collapsing into chaos. She additionally talks approximately her position as a difficulty supervisor, exhibiting that at any hour -- and at a moment’s realize -- she used to be prepared to convey all events to the bargaining desk at any place within the world.
No greater Honor takes the reader into mystery negotiating rooms the place the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon usually hung within the stability, and it attracts again the curtain on how frighteningly shut all-out conflict loomed in clashes related to Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa.
Surprisingly candid in her value determinations of assorted management colleagues and the masses of international leaders with whom she dealt, Rice additionally bargains the following prepared perception into how background really proceeds. In No greater Honor, she delivers a grasp classification in statecraft -- yet constantly in a manner that unearths her crucial heat and humility, and her deep reverence for the beliefs on which the US was once based.