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Madam Secretary
by Madeleine Albright

Published: 2003
Hardcover : 576 pages
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Sure to be one of the signature books of the century, this is a tapestry both intimate and panoramic, personal and public, and a rich memoir of a powerful woman. Two 16-page photo ...
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A BookPage Notable Title
Sure to be one of the signature books of the century, this is a tapestry both intimate and panoramic, personal and public, and a rich memoir of a powerful woman. Two 16-page photo inserts.

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Heroes and Villains

I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END.

Hoping to freeze time, I thought back to the phone ringing one December morning and the words, "I want you to be my Secretary of

State," and to the swearing-in ceremony where my eagle pin came unstuck. I thought of little girls seeking autographs on a triumphant train trip from Washington to the United Nations in New York; of Vaclav Havel's face, warm and wise, as he placed a red sash on my shoulder and a kiss on my cheek; and of names enshrined on the wall of a synagogue in Prague. I thought of buildings in Kenya and Tanzania reduced to rubble; of coffins draped with the American flag; and of President Clinton in a rumpled shirt, with glasses perched on his nose, pleading the cause of Middle East peace. ... view entire excerpt...

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  "If one is not used to reading non-fiction, it can be a difficult book to read."by mmcbride (see profile) 09/23/07

I would recommend this book to any reader. It is an enlightening book about an outstanding personality and politico of our time. Insight into some of the diplomatic moments in recent US history can be... (read more)

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