October 12th, 2010
08:03 AM ET
8 years ago

Condoleezza Rice's civil rights era memoir goes on sale

(CNN) - Condoleezza Rice's personal memoir of her family history hits the book stands Tuesday. In "Extraordinary, Ordinary People," the former U.S. Secretary of State recalls much of her family's time during the Civil Rights era in Birmingham.

Rice has said that she will write a memoir about her eight years in the White House but felt she could not do so until people understood the "personal and implausible journey" she had taken from being born in 1950s segregated Alabama to being named the first female African-American to lead the State Department.

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  1. Barry

    Condoleeza is a truly class act. We have been very fortunate in this country to have had Condoleeza and now Hillary. Both are very strong women that are true Americans.

    October 12, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  2. Annie, Atlanta

    She is part of a past administration that purposely lied us into a $3 Trillion dollar war, and couldn't have cared less about anyone's civil rights. Why would anyone buy her book?

    October 12, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |