Search Results: "Condoleezza Rice"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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ANTS 'N' UNCLES by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A lively introduction to distant places with some deeply unfortunate visuals. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Silhouette artist Rice offers another imaginative tale using his intricate cut-paper designs. Read full book review >

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THE STICK by Clay Rice
by Clay Rice, illustrated by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"What could come across as saccharine is given weight and beauty by both art and heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A parable on the importance of imagination, told in stunning silhouettes. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY SHADOW by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"This friendship tale may inspire some craft projects as well as appreciation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A songwriter/silhouette artist combines his skills to tell a sweet story of companionship. Read full book review >

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MAMA, LET'S MAKE A MOON by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"For those who appreciate a touch of nostalgia and old-fashioned family values. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
A mountain family spends a day together in imaginative play. Read full book review >

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RAMSES THE DAMNED by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Despite its perks, immortality can, apparently, be a bore."
An ageless Egyptian pharaoh and his band of immortal friends (and enemies) descend on England on the eve of the Great War in a sequel co-authored by mother and son Rices. Read full book review >

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GIVE THE PIG A CHANCE by David Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 1996

"An inconsistent but not unpromising debut."
A debut collection of stories set in the small towns of the Rio Grande Valley, the best of them out-of-kilter explorations of childhood mischief. Read full book review >

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BLIND FALL by Christopher Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"There's little suspense and surprisingly little excitement to be found here."
A tedious tale of murder from Rice (Light Before Day, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHRIST THE LORD by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"Joins Nikos Kazantzakis's The Last Temptation of Christ and Shusaku Endo's A Life of Jesus as one of the bolder re-tellings."
A riveting, reverent imagining of the hidden years of the child Jesus. Read full book review >