The Confidante: Book summary and reviews of The Confidante by Glenn Kessler

The Confidante

Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy

by Glenn Kessler

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The Confidante by Glenn Kessler
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In his riveting glimpse into the life of one of the most powerful Secretaries of State in recent years, Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler provides not only a revealing look at Condoleezza Rice but a rich portrait of the Bush administration’s controversial foreign policy regime. From her grievous errors in judgment as national security advisor to her notable influence over the president as Secretary of State, Rice has not gone unnoticed during her rise to power. But, as an intensely private person, she has—despite endless media attention—remained a mystery. As the first critical examination of Rice's skills as policy-maker, politician and manager, this definitive biography explains not only her rise to power, but the pivotal role she has played in our nation’s history.

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"This balanced, detailed text offers invaluable insight into Rice's rise to power, though its exclusive focus on foreign policy may limit its appeal." - PW.

"A tour de force. I have followed Rice for years, yet reading this book I feel like I only now understand her." - Thomas E. Ricks, author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq.

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Kessler is a diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post and recipient of many awards, including two shared Pulitzer Prizes.

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