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Tough love : my story of the things worth fighting for
Tough love : my story of the things worth fighting for
Rice, Susan E2019
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Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice -- National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations -- delivers an inspiring account of a life in service to family and country. Susan Rice, whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya, reveals the truth of her surprising story with unflinching honesty. Often mischaracterized by political opponents, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor victim, but a strong, compassionate leader. Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of colour are few, Susan shares wisdom learned along the way. Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, D.C., she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Rice's elders--immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other--had high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward--in uniform and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants. Susan too rose rapidly. She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation's youngest assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama's most trusted advisors.
Imprint:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Collation:
viii, 531 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-510) and index.
ISBN:
9781501189975
Dewey class:
327.2092327.2
Language:
English
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