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PBS NewsHour: Rice on Bush Years: 'We Were Under a lot of Stress and Strain'

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In a new memoir, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice details her experiences during turbulent times around the world while serving in the George W. Bush administration. Gwen Ifill and Rice discuss "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington."

Condoleezza Rice Tells Her Story

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When former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice walked into our interview at her publisher’s office in New York this week, she was as composed as ever—happy to be out of Washington and now free to tell her side of a tumultuous story.

I’d just spent the past several days living inside her head as I read the memoir of her time in Washington, “No Higher Honor” (Crown Publishers). Rice, the reserved, piano-playing minister’s daughter and Russia expert, occupied center stage during eight critical years in the nation’s history.