November 18, 2011
November 18, 2011
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation was honored to welcome back former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a lecture and book signing for her latest book, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.
From one of the world's most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America's chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement.
With the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration’s intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day – and the tumultuous days after, as well as revealing new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. Dr. Rice also conveys how pressure-filled her appearance was before the 9-11 Commission to discuss the country's preparedness for - and immediate response to - the 9-11 attacks.
No Higher Honor takes the reader into secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how frighteningly close all-out war loomed in clashes involving Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa.
Surprisingly candid in her appraisals of various Administration colleagues and the hundreds of foreign leaders with whom she dealt, Dr. Rice also offers here keen insight into how history actually proceeds.
This Reagan Forum with Dr. Condoleezza Rice is made possible through the generosity of the Charles and Ann Johnson Foundation.