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The Resource Extraordinary, ordinary people : a memoir of family, Condoleezza Rice

Extraordinary, ordinary people : a memoir of family, Condoleezza Rice

Label
Extraordinary, ordinary people : a memoir of family
Title
Extraordinary, ordinary people
Title remainder
a memoir of family
Statement of responsibility
Condoleezza Rice
Title variation
Condoleezza Rice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Former secretary of state Rice only briefly treats her tenure during the second Bush administration in favor of a straightforward, reverential chronicle of her upbringing under two teachers in the segregated Deep South. Rice acknowledges upfront the complicated, intertwined history of blacks and whites in America, which lent a lightening of skin to her forebears that was looked upon favorably at the time. Her father, John Wesley Rice Jr., came from a family of well-educated itinerant preachers in Louisiana, while the family of her mother, Angelena Ray, were Birmingham, Ala., landowners; both were teachers at Fairfield Industrial High School and determined to live "full and productive lives" in Birmingham, despite the blight of segregation (e.g., poll tests in the largely Democratic South resolved John Rice to become a lifelong Republican). Cocooned in an educational and musical environment, Rice was a high-achieving only child. Yet the encroaching racial tension broke open in Birmingham in the form of store boycotts, bombings, and demonstrations. Eventually, the family moved to Denver, where Rice attended the university, majoring first in piano then political science, due to the influence of professor and former Czech diplomat Josef Korbel. Rice moves fleetingly through her subsequent education at Notre Dame and Stanford. Swept into Washington Republican politics by Colin Powell and others, she sketches the "wild ride" accompanying the Soviet Union's demise, but overall records a thrilling, inspiring life of achievement
Summary
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
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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358625
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Rice, Condoleezza
Dewey number
  • 327.730092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Rice, Condoleezza
  • Rice, Condoleezza
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Stateswomen
  • Women cabinet officers
  • African American women
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of family
Label
Extraordinary, ordinary people : a memoir of family, Condoleezza Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19983507
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307587879
Lccn
2010021645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307587879
  • BK0008784856
Label
Extraordinary, ordinary people : a memoir of family, Condoleezza Rice
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19983507
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307587879
Lccn
2010021645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307587879
  • BK0008784856

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