Prague Winter A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

ISBN-10: 0062030345
ISBN-13: 9780062030344
Edition: 2013
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

“A remarkable story of adventure and passion, tragedy and courage set against the backdrop of occupied Czechoslovakia and World War II.” —VÁclav HavelFrom former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War. An intensely personal journey into the past that offers vital lessons for the future, Prague Winter combines the intimacy of an autobiography with the drama of an exciting and well-told story—all underpinned by the gravity and intelligence of a serious work of history. The result is a highly readable and incisive work filled with tragedy and triumph, a resonant narrative informed by Albright’s remarkable life experience and her characteristic candor in speaking hard truths.

Madeleine Korbelov� Albright was born May 15, 1937 in the Sm�chov 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 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 Encyclop�dia 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.

Setting Out
Before March 15, 1939
An Unwelcome Guest
Tales of Bohemia
The Competition
The Linden Tree
A Favorable Impression
Out from Behind the Mountains
"We Must Go On Being Cowards"
A Hopeless Task
April 1939-April 1942
Starting Over
Occupation and Resistance
The Lamps Go Out
The Irresistible Force
Fire in the Sky
The Alliance Comes Together
The Crown of Wenceslas
May 1942-April 1945
Day of the Assassins
Auguries of Genocide
Terez�n
The Bridge Too Far
Cried-out Eyes
Doodlebugs and Gooney Birds
Hitler's End
May 1945-November 1948
No Angels
Unpatched
A World Big Enough to Keep Us Apart
A Precarious Balance
Struggle for a Nation's Soul
A Failure to Communicate
The Fall
Sands Through the Hourglass
The Next Chapter
Guide to Personalities
Time Lines
Notes
Acknowledgments
Credits
Index

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