Montgomery City-County Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 2/13/2019
Time: 2:00 PM -
Title: Book Bunch Book Club
Location: Governors Square Branch Library
Intended Audience: Adults
Description: Book Bunch Book Club members will discuss the biography Condoleeza Rice: An American Life, written by Elisabeth Bumille

Book Jacket Summary: Condoleeza Rice, one of the most powerful and controversial women in the world, has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer.
In this stunning new biography, New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W. Bush’s national security advisor on September 11, 2001.the book relates in more intimate detail than ever before the personal voyage of a young black woman out of the segregated American South and also tells the sweeping story of a tumultuous half-century in America’s history.  In the book, we see Rice’s Alabama childhood under Bull Connor’s reign of terror in “Bomingham”, the name given to Birmingham when it was the central battleground of the civil rights movement; her education in foreign policy under Josef Korbel, a charismatic Czech intellectual who also happened to be the father of Madeleine Albright, the only other female secretary of state in U.S. history: and Rice’s confrontations with minorities and women while she was provost at Stanford  University in the 1990’s.