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By Marcus Mabry. Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power is the first biography of Rice to reveal the private woman behind the public image. Bringing his superlative skills as a journalist to bear on this most intriguing of subjects, Newsweek chief of correspondents Marcus Mabry chronicles the fascinating story of Rice's life so far: from her childhood in Alabama and Colorado - where she loved ice skating and playing the piano - to her discovery of international affairs at the knee of Madeleine Albright's father, Josef Korbel, to her role in taking America to war in Iraq. What drove her to the fateful decisions that the United States and the world are now living with? How will history judge her and what awaits her after her service to George W. Bush? Mabry answers these questions in a deeply nuanced portrait of a driven woman of many contradictions whose power is vast - and still growing.