Posted By trish on January 17, 2013
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (February 19, 2013)
Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Battle of Britain, the near-total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. Drawing on her memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly available documents, Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring.
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. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, Prague Winter 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.
Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also includes positions on Capitol Hill, on the National Security Council, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
Madeleine’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 19th: Padre Steve
Monday, February 25th: Man of La Book
Wednesday, February 27th: Broken Teepee
Sunday, March 3rd: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Monday, March 4th: The Left Coaster
Wednesday, March 6th: Lit and Life
Monday, March 11th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Wednesday, March 13th: Book Dilettante
Sunday, March 17th: 50 Books Project
Thursday, March 21st: Oh! Paper Pages