Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under the George W. Bush administration, is one of the most accomplished women and African-Americans in national politics and therefore of interest to readers across the political spectrum. Her current memoir, No Higher Honor, focuses on her eight years in Washington, D.C. as part of the Bush administration.
The 9/11 attacks were the defining event of Rice’s years in Washington. In this book, Rice asks herself the hard question, “How could you let this happen on your watch?” and endeavors to make forthright answers. She also elaborates on the debates within the administration on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but the scope of this book is much broader than 9/11 and the two wars that followed in its wake. Chapters in Rice’s book span the entire globe—from Iran to North Korea, Russia to Darfur, China to Israel-Palestine—and many places in between.
No Higher Honor and the other books shown below can be found on the NEW BOOKS DISPLAY at the Prairie State College library.