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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Antonia Felix Narrator: Antonia Felix Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2003 ISBN: 9781608141555
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This is the remarkable and galvanizing true story of Condoleezza Rice, sixty-sixth United States Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, who once said about his close confidante, “Dr. Rice is not only a brilliant person, she is an experienced person … America will find that she is a wise person.”

With the current release of her own long-awaited memoir, Condoleezza Rice is more fascinating than ever. Drawing from exclusive interviews with dozens of friends, relatives, colleagues, and teachers, as well as scores of previous articles and interviews, this thoroughly researched and detailed biography paints a compelling portrait of a born leader of resolute character who broke all barriers to excel as a black woman in an arena usually dominated by white men.

From her childhood in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, where her parents fostered a love of learning and excellence at an early age, to her calling to the arts as an outstanding classical pianist, to her rise through the political ranks to the halls of power in Washington, DC, Condi is a revealing look at the most gifted and influential woman in American political history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Those wanting to find out more about the most prominent woman in foreign policy today won’t be disappointed with this thorough and engaging profile.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 2/7/2014

    " Interesting life history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Kramer | 1/30/2014

    " An amazing woman with parents who provided the atmosphere for her greatness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/3/2014

    " Did you know she was in church down the road in 63 and heard the bombs go off? You think John McCain has an amazing life story..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Coleman | 12/29/2013

    " Very interesting...the book has more background info on her parents than I probably would have included, but it does show the childhood and example she was given. So, I guess it's relevant. She is one very smart lady and a true American hero! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/23/2013

    " What a fabulously interesting woman who grew up essentially the same time I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/21/2013

    " It was a fun read, although I loved the part about her parents much more than the lists and lists and lists of all that she joined and volunteered and participated in. Whew. It just tuckered me out to read it all. Still, a very accomplished woman! And with truly amazing parents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 12/18/2013

    " Very interesting life story. Only written at about an 8th grade level. I finished it in less than a week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Telly McGaha | 12/10/2013

    " Condi is now one of my secret (guilty) pleasures. What a woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La-Shanda | 10/24/2013

    " A child from the Jim Crow south, Condoleezza Rice became one of the most influential women in politics in modern history. Her biography is well written... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 9/26/2013

    " Incredible book. Didn't know that she was a concert pianist nor a competitive figure skater. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 9/3/2013

    " She is an amazing woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marjorie.harris | 5/31/2013

    " this is interesting, but fails to address how an African-American woman who was raised in Birmingham during the height of the Civil Rights Movement does not seem to carry any of the spirit of that struggle to her position... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 2/24/2013

    " Not the most in depth biography but it was ok. Still like her a lot just wish the biography was better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 2/20/2013

    " this was an amazing story, though end before she was appointed as secretary of state. will have to read more on this amazing lady. i can't believe how inspiring I found this. I only read it because my husband asked me to read it for him and give him the summary "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 12/25/2012

    " I really admire her. This book was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 10/13/2012

    " Only goes until 9/11 (2001) and I was left wanting more of the last 6 years. Suppose I should look for another book to bridge that gap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 7/2/2012

    " I enjoyed learning about Condoleezza Rice's life and the influences of her parents, mentors, etc. But the writing seemed repetitive at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 6/30/2012

    " This was one of the books from a book club I was in. Her life is amazing and so interesting, but I felt the book was a little dry for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arnise | 9/13/2011

    " Good Read, Informative and interesting. Written well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Shoppell | 8/10/2011

    " Enjoyed learning more about Condoleezza Rice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia Rogoyawa | 8/7/2011

    " I love this woman. She is one of my role models. This book helped me understand how she started out and what kind of a background she has. She is an amazing woman and is grounded. Her faith in God is one of a kind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauryn Williams | 7/27/2011

    " This book helped me to get to know Condoleeza for more than just her public persona and to learn more about the history of Stanford University. Very insightful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/7/2011

    " I had no idea how talented she is; it's inspiring to see what a person can do. A very positive book, it makes me want to be better at what I do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 3/19/2011

    " Poorly written but glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mortada | 12/17/2010

    " i read the book just for specific info i want ,,



    actually the whole book content is :

    once upon a time there was an assassin who was a women ......... (complete it yourself) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 12/13/2010

    " Incredible book. Didn't know that she was a concert pianist nor a competitive figure skater. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 10/11/2010

    " It was a fun read, although I loved the part about her parents much more than the lists and lists and lists of all that she joined and volunteered and participated in. Whew. It just tuckered me out to read it all. Still, a very accomplished woman! And with truly amazing parents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauryn | 6/26/2010

    " This book helped me to get to know Condoleeza for more than just her public persona and to learn more about the history of Stanford University. Very insightful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enkhbat | 4/11/2010

    " I knew more about her. A pianist, almost ballerina, Figure Skater, Diplomat, Politician . . . and many more ...

    She's perfect. Unfortunately, she has never been a mom and a wife! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 6/10/2009

    " An amazing woman with parents who provided the atmosphere for her greatness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/8/2009

    " I had no idea how talented she is; it's inspiring to see what a person can do. A very positive book, it makes me want to be better at what I do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 3/13/2009

    " this was an amazing story, though end before she was appointed as secretary of state. will have to read more on this amazing lady. i can't believe how inspiring I found this. I only read it because my husband asked me to read it for him and give him the summary "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/31/2008

    " It was really good!!! I knew Condi had/has accomplished a lot however this book really dug significantly deeper into this talented lady's life.
    FYI-The writing style can get a bit 'thick'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Telly | 9/24/2008

    " Condi is now one of my secret (guilty) pleasures. What a woman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 9/13/2008

    " Only goes until 9/11 (2001) and I was left wanting more of the last 6 years. Suppose I should look for another book to bridge that gap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La-Shanda | 6/18/2008

    " A child from the Jim Crow south, Condoleezza Rice became one of the most influential women in politics in modern history. Her biography is well written... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 3/16/2008

    " I love this woman. She is one of my role models. This book helped me understand how she started out and what kind of a background she has. She is an amazing woman and is grounded. Her faith in God is one of a kind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/12/2008

    " Did you know she was in church down the road in 63 and heard the bombs go off? You think John McCain has an amazing life story..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Duckmomma5 | 3/5/2008

    " This was one of the books from a book club I was in. Her life is amazing and so interesting, but I felt the book was a little dry for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 2/22/2008

    " Not the most in depth biography but it was ok. Still like her a lot just wish the biography was better. "

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About the Author

Antonia Felix is the author of more than fifteen nonfiction books, including bestselling political biographies of Condoleezza Rice and Laura Bush. A frequent and much-sought-after speaker on women’s political topics, she has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, and many other networks. She has reported on the state of women’s rights in Iran at briefings in the US House of Representatives and Senate and also writes a column on energy and sustainability issues for the historic Emporia Gazette. A longtime resident of New York City, she now lives with her husband in Kansas.