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Madeleine K. Albright (1937–2022)

Autor(a) de Madam Secretary: A Memoir

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About the Author

Madeleine Korbelová Albright was born May 15, 1937 in the Smíchov district of Prague, Czechoslovakia. She attended Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, on a full scholarship, majoring in political science and graduated in 1959. Her senior thesis was written on Czech Communist Zdenek mostrar mais Fierlinger Her PhD is from Columbia University. She holds honorary degrees from Brandeis University; the University of Washington; Smith College; University of Winnipeg; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , and Knox College. Albright worked as an intern for The Denver Post and as a picture editor for Encyclopædia Britannica. She was invited to organize a fund-raising dinner for the 1972 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Ed Muskie of Maine.This association with Muskie led to a position as his chief legislative assistant in 1976. However, after the 1976 U.S. presidential election of Jimmy Carter, Albright's former professor Brzezinski was named National Security Advisor, and recruited Albright from Muskie in 1978 to work in the West Wing as the National Security Council's congressional liaison. Albright joined the academic staff at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1982, specializing in Eastern European studies. In 1992, Bill Clinton returned the White House to the Democratic Party, and Albright was employed to handle the transition to a new administration at the National Security Council. In January 1993, Clinton nominated her to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Albright soon took office as the 64th U.S. Secretary of State on January 23, 1997 and she became the first female U.S. Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Albright now serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her title Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2012. Her most recent book is Fascism: A Warning. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Associated Works

Story of a Secret State (1944) — Prefácio, algumas edições403 exemplares
What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self (2006) — Contribuidor — 331 exemplares
President Carter: The White House Years (2018) — Prefácio, algumas edições130 exemplares
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Prefácio, algumas edições102 exemplares
Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World (2007) — Prefácio, algumas edições23 exemplares


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If you are interested in the history of Czechoslovakia during WWII, this is an interesting account. While the book is more history than memoir, Madeleine Albright also relates what she knows of her family's story during those times. It's very depressing. Most interesting were the questions raised about how and why certain decisions were made by governments (and the importance of leader's personalities as they related to other leaders) and ordinary individuals when put in seemingly no-win situations.… (mais)
ellink | 21 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Here's what I wrote in 2013 about this read: "Interesting, informative, and a good build on In the Garden of Beasts. Madeline Albright's father was a diplomat, too, and both parent families were Jewish by background. Much to learn about Czechosovakian history, role of German invasion in overall WWII, and the country's democratic heritage. Wow, I should go to Prague and see this city!" Note here in 2023: did make it to Prague, in 2014, and it was as interesting and beautiful as expected.
MGADMJK | 21 outras críticas | Dec 16, 2023 |
I read this in the final months of Trump’s reign of terror. Way too close for comfort. More moderates need to figure out how to satisfy the disenfranchised. And what is it with this hunger for Power? I’d way rather cycle or kiteboard.
BBrookes | 38 outras críticas | Dec 12, 2023 |
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“Jewelry isn’t ordinarily a tool of political persuasion, but in this beautiful book, Madeleine Albright, American ambassador to the United Nations and then the nation’s first female secretary of state, tells the compelling story of how these small objects became part of her ‘personal diplomatic arsenal.’” — The Chicago Tribune

From New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history.

Part illustrated memoir, part social history, Read My Pins provides an intimate look at Albright's life through the brooches she wore. Her collection is both international and democratic—dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms. Included are the antique eagle purchased to celebrate Albright's appointment as secretary of state, the zebra pin she wore when meeting Nelson Mandela, and the Valentine's Day heart forged by Albright's five-year-old daughter. Read My Pins features more than 200 photographs, along with compelling and often humorous stories about jewelry, global politics, and the life of one of America's most accomplished and fascinating diplomats.
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petervanbeveren | 12 outras críticas | Oct 26, 2023 |



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