In this thoughtful memoir, one of the most admired women in U. S. For eight years, during bill clinton's two presidential terms, albright was a high-level participant in some of the most dramatic events of our time—from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO's intervention in the Balkans to America's troubled relations with Iran and Iraq.
Madam Secretary: A Memoir #ad - A national bestseller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel BoxHarperCollins e-books #ad - Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box #ad - New 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. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of fascinating photographs, and revealing biography offers a whole new side of Secretary Albright, intimate, this unique, one of our most beloved public servants.
Fascism: A WarningHarper Perennial #ad - In fascism: a warning, madeleine albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption. Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II.
The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The united states, which historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates division and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left.
Fascism: A Warning #ad - Contemporary leaders such as vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Fascism: a warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.
Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. Secretary of statea fascist, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, observes Madeleine Albright, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948Harper #ad - Drawing on her own memory, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, her parents’ written reflections, former US Secretary of State and New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring. Before she turned twelve, the attempted genocide of european jewry, the allied victory in World War II, the Battle of Britain, Madeleine Albright’s life was shaken by some of the most cataclysmic events of the 20th century: the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.
In prague winter, albright reflects on her discovery of her family’s Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland’s tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descriptions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exile leaders and freedom fighters, resistance organizers and collaborators, victims and killers.
These events of enormous complexity are shaped by concepts familiar to any growing child: fear, the quest for independence, adaptation, trust, the pressure to conform, the search for identity, and the difference between right and wrong. Prague winter is an exploration of the past with timeless dilemmas in mind, a journey with universal lessons that is simultaneously a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history.
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 #ad - It serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past, as seen through the eyes of one of the international community’s most respected and fascinating figures. Albright and her family’s experiences provide an intensely human lens through which to view the most political and tumultuous years in modern history.
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old OrderPenguin Books #ad - He suggests, what the country should do to address its dysfunctional politics, mounting debt, too, and the lack of agreement on the nature of its relationship with the world. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Haass also details how the U.
S. Respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. A world in disarray is a wise examination, of the current world, one rich in history, along with how we got here and what needs doing.
Meanwhile, great power rivalry is returning. The middle east is in chaos, asia is threatened by China’s rise and a reckless North Korea, and Europe, for decades the world’s most stable region, is now anything but. As richard haass explains, the election of donald Trump and the unexpected vote for “Brexit” signals that many in modern democracies reject important aspects of globalization, including borders open to trade and immigrants.
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order #ad - Should act towards china and Russia, Europe, as well as in Asia, and the Middle East. Weak states pose problems just as confounding as strong ones. Haass shows that the world cannot have stability or prosperity without the United States, but that the United States cannot be a force for global stability and prosperity without its politicians and citizens reaching a new understanding.
One critical element of this adjustment will be adopting a new approach to sovereignty, one that embraces its obligations and responsibilities as well as its rights and protections.
The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World AffairsHarperCollins e-books #ad - Foreign policy? and how should america deal with violent Islamist extremists? Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state and bestselling author of Madam Secretary, offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America's approach to the world. Does america, as George W.
Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, and the present state of world affairs, the United States, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time. Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over U.
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in WashingtonBroadway Books #ad - Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues – a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes.
With the september 11, terrorist attacks, 2001, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration’s intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, rice describes the events of that harrowing day – and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq.
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington #ad - The eyes of the nation were once again focused on rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country’s preparedness for – and immediate response to – the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation’s perception of the Administration’s competence during the crisis.
Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness. From that point forward, rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration’s most effective champion.
In 2005 rice was entrusted with even more responsibility when she was charged with helping to shape and carry forward the President’s foreign policy as Secretary of State. As such, she proved herself a deft crafter of tactics and negotiation aimed to contain or reduce the threat posed by America’s enemies.
My LifeVintage #ad - . It shows us the progress of a remarkable american, arkansas, through his own enormous energies and efforts, running for congress, to the White House—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, attorney general, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, made the unlikely journey from Hope, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, who, and governor.
We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life. We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, Chelsea, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, to their daughter, from her infancy, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior.
My Life #ad - President clinton’s book is also the fullest, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, setbacks, personalities, most concretely detailed, conflicts, achievements.
It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals. It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed. But it’ll be the only damn place you win in this county.
Hard ChoicesSimon & Schuster #ad - This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary clinton and president Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. Life is about making such choices.
Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become. In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. Along the way, especially the decision to send americans into harm’s way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
By the end of her tenure, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, communications, and health.
Hard Choices #ad - Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day.
Secretary clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.
They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East.
Bush at WarSimon & Schuster #ad - Secretary of state colin powell, the cautious diplomat and loyal soldier, tasked with building an international coalition in an administration prone to unilateralism. With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Currency carried in giant suitcases.
Defense secretary donald rumsfeld, he hopes, the brainy agitator and media star who led the military through Afghanistan and, through Iraq. Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council -- and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, concerns and fears of the president and his war cabinet -- make Bush at War an unprecedented chronicle of a modern presidency in time of grave crisis.
Vice president dick cheney, taciturn but hard-line, always pressing for more urgency in Afghanistan and toward Iraq. It follows a cia paramilitary team leader on a covert mission inside Afghanistan to pay off assets and buy friends with millions in U. S. I'm not a textbook player, I'm a gut player, " the president said.
Bush at War #ad - Based on interviews with more than a hundred sources and four hours of exclusive interviews with the president, almost grandiose, Bush at War reveals Bush's sweeping, vision for remaking the world. National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, the ever-present troubleshooter who surprisingly emerges as perhaps the president's most important adviser.
The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American IconBloomsbury Press #ad - Perhaps the most revered american of all, George Washington has long been considered a stoic leader who held himself above the fray of political infighting. As leader of the continental army, washington's keen political savvy enabled him not only to outwit superior British forces, but--even more challenging--to manage the fractious and intrusive Continental Congress.
What has gone unnoticed about the much-researched life of Washington is that he was in fact a consummate politician, as historian John Ferling shows in this revealing and provocative new book. Despite dire setbacks early in the war, Washington deftly outmaneuvered rival generals and defused dissent from officers below him, ending the war with the status of a national icon.
The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon #ad - His carefully burnished reputation allowed Washington, as president, to lead the country under the guise of non-partisanship for almost all of his eight years in office. Washington, was not only one of america's most adroit politicians, Ferling argues, he was easily the most successful of all time--so successful, in fact, that he is no longer thought of as having been political.