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Elisabeth Bumiller

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Elisabeth Bumiller, a Washington reporter for The New York Times, was a Times White House correspondent from September 10, 2001, to 2006. She is the author of May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India and The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family. She wrote much of this book as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and as a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband... Read More

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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
A Biography
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 11, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life
A Biography
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.00

Condoleezza Rice, one of the most powerful and controversial women in the world, has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W... Read more >
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May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons
A Journey Among the Women of India
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $11.99

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May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons
A Journey Among the Women of India
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 30, 1991
Price: $16.00

In a chronicle rich in diversity, detail, and empathy, Elisabeth Bumiller illuminates the many women's lives she shared, and the contradictions she encountered during her three and a half years in India as a reporter for The Washington Post. In their fascinating, complex, and often tragic stories Bumiller found a strength... Read more >
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The Secrets of Mariko
A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 29, 1996
Price: $14.95

Following a housewife named Mariko through the course of a year, this remarkable and revealing book offers an intimate look at the emotional, spiritual, and social lives of Japanese women and men.  Elisabeth Bumiller, a reporter for The Washington Post, somehow managed to break through Mariko's instinctive reserve and, in observing her... Read more >
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The Secrets of Mariko
A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

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