Condoleeza Rice Gets Major Book Deal

Former White House Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has reportedly inked a three-book deal with Crown Publishers, where she will begin with a memoir about her time spent working under the Bush administration.

According to the Associated Press, Rice's book deal is worth a reported $2.5 million, said two publishing officials who wished to remain anonymous. In a statement released by Crown, her book "will combine candid narrative and acute analysis to tell the story of her time in the White House and as America's top diplomat, and her role in protecting American security and shaping foreign policy during the extraordinary period from 2001-2009."

Rice's book is expected to hit shelves in 2011. In addition to her time at the White House, Rice will also pen books about her family, which is scheduled for 2012, and a young-adult edition of her family book that will come out at the same time. At press time, there were no titles for the planned books.

Condoleezza Rice has a long history with the Bush family. Under the first President Bush, she served as a foreign policy adviser, and then as national security adviser and secretary of state under President George W. Bush.Despite criticism for her extreme loyalty to the president, her personal story is quite interesting. According to the AP, she rose from a segregated community in Birmingham, Alabama, to become provost of Stanford University and eventually the first black woman to be secretary of state.In her family memoir, Rice will tell the story of her "upbringing in the context of the extraordinary efforts made by her parents and other people in the community to raise children against a backdrop of fading Jim Crow laws and emergent civil rights initiatives."

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