Search Results: "Condoleezza Rice"


BOOK REVIEW

DEMOCRACY by Condoleezza Rice
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Some readers may not be convinced, but this book deserves a broad audience, especially in our current political climate."
George W. Bush's secretary of state returns to her academic roots with this accessibly written study of that imperfect but ideal form of government. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Provides some interesting tidbits but no great revelations, except on why she became a Republican: 'I would rather be ignored than patronized.'"
Former Secretary of State Rice presents a low-key, modest memoir about growing up an only child to highly educated teachers in segregated Birmingham, Ala. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Diplomatic history is not light bedtime reading, and the authors, not unnaturally, are more free in their discussion of the infighting on the Soviet side than of that on the American, but in its scope, insight, and suspense, this account sets a standard for the genre. (23 photos, not seen)"
In one of the most extraordinary accounts of contemporary diplomatic history, Zelikow and Rice, both on the National Security Council staff during the events they describe, use normally inaccessible records and interviews with many of the players to describe the unification of Germany, itself one of the most remarkable events of the postwar world. Read full book review >

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RICE by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Balzac and Zola would have recognized a kindred spirit in Su Tong, whose extraordinary pictures of the extremes to which human beings drive one another and themselves seem scarcely inferior to their own."
This riveting melodrama is the first full-length novel in English from the young Chinese author of the brilliant novella Raise the Red Lantern (1993). Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RICE by Wendy French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"French effortlessly takes on a heavy personal dilemma without diminishing the fun."
Frazzled newlywed craves time alone with her husband, but their farcical families—and, on a less-silly note, her body—refuse to obey her wishes. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Very funny novel that misses few opportunities, but one that is invariably respectful, compassionate and often downright admiring toward its cast of clowns."
A deeply-felt, brilliantly written comedy about…the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A beautiful, amusing tribute to family traditions."
In this illustrated children's book, a young boy learns to be proud of his family's Jamaican food traditions. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RICE by Clay Shirky
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A compact, accessible, and intelligently delivered update on China's evolving economic and political front via one particularly accomplished electronics venture."
A compact report on the world's biggest economy, told through the story of the third-largest global manufacturer of smartphones. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CHUNKY RICE by Craig Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2006

"For characters who must pursue their own destinies, love is as boundless as the sea."
Though the title and the deceptively simple character drawings suggest a kids' comic, rarely are graphic novels aimed at adults as sweetly affecting as this. Read full book review >

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KNEELING ON RICE by Elizabeth Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Powerful imagery and subtle writing accompanied by incomplete characters and plots make for spare, evocative, but often frustrating stories."
This debut collection of stories involves an array of brash, complex women interacting with one another, their families, and their lovers in strange and novel ways. Read full book review >

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THE RICE MOTHER by Rani Manicka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Read this one slowly, to savor."
Loosely autobiographical, multigenerational first novel: exotic, sensual, sometimes sentimental, often searing, and ultimately universal in its depiction of an Indian family in Malaysia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1996

"The result is essential for aficionados and basic homework for any critic."
An extended interview with the author of Interview with the Vampire (1976), etc., conducted by an old friend who wishes to display ``how much fun she is to talk to, how interesting and thoughtful, how candid, how honest and even brave.'' Though autobiography is touched on—Rice's Catholic girlhood, her rebellious early marriage to an atheistic poet, her daughter's death from leukemia, the disaffected return from San Francisco to funky New Orleans, her kind of town—the emphasis of these near- monologues is on Rice's fluctuating inner state and her emotional involvement with her work. Read full book review >