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Jennifer Wenningkamp

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  • Can't Is Not an Option

  • My American Story
  • By: Nikki Haley
  • Narrated by: Nikki Haley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

At age 12, Nikki Haley started to do the bookkeeping and taxes for her parents' business. After graduating from college and entering the business world, she watched other business owners battle government bureaucracy and overregulation. Her frustration inspired her to get into politics and run for the state legislature. That first campaign, against an entrenched incumbent, led to racial and religious slurs and threats - but Haley, like her parents, refused to back down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Average story

  • By zman on 08-24-12

An inspiring role model

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-18

This story is told from firsthand experience of facing impossible situations, and coming out standing tall. This is a must read for women looking for a positive role model in U.S. politics.

  • Outpost

  • Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir
  • By: Christopher R. Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who - in a career of service to the country - was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat. Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By David on 01-26-15

Diplomatic Mentor

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Reviewed: 02-28-18

This is a great book for any reader who would like to have an inside perspective of US diplomatic service, and its unique connection to changing administration.

  • Extraordinary, Ordinary People

  • A Memoir of Family
  • By: Condoleezza Rice
  • Narrated by: Condoleezza Rice
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl - and a young woman - trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, and of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community, that made all the difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Steve on 03-03-11

Truly Extraordinary

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I loved hearing this incredible story told by Condi in her own voice. Their family history insighted deep reflection of my own perspective of the United States' history.

  • No Higher Honor

  • A Memoir of My Years in Washington
  • By: Condoleezza Rice
  • Narrated by: Condoleezza Rice
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues – a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Facinating stories from inside Bush's White House

  • By J. Chronowski on 11-04-11

Honorable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

This is a great book, it's personable and informative. The hopeful tone of Condi is evident through her retelling of even the toughest moments.