Condoleezza Rice

From the Set Journey to Freedom

As an influential leader in U.S. politics, Condoleezza Rice became one of the foremost authorities on the Soviet Union during the Cold War and served in advisory roles for two presidents. Her intelligence and drive led her to one of the highest-ranking jobs in the White House, secretary of state.

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  • Driven to Succeed
  • A Change of Plans
  • A Booming Career
  • The White House and Beyond
  • Time Line
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 327.730092
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
Guided Reading Level Y
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614738626
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Journey to Freedom from Booklist on March 15, 2009

Condoleezza Rice gained international recognition when she became Secretary of State under former President George W. Bush, but few people know about her other accomplishments. In this book, part of the Journey to Freedom series, the author gives basic information about Rice’s life and the paths she took in her career, from budding musician to scholar to political mover and shaker. The text is punctuated with photographs—some in sepia, some in color—and sidebars of information. The book has an excellent time line, a table of contents, a detailed index, and a list of further readings. Although the brief glossary includes words and pronunciations that seem unnecessary, the book itself is worthy of inclusion as an added resource on the life of this important African American woman.

Author: Kevin Cunningham

Kevin Cunningham is an author and travel writer. He studied journalism and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana. His other books include Condoleezza Rice: Educator and Presidential Adviser, The Declaration of Independence, and The U.S. Congress: Who Represents You. He lives in Chicago.