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Read My Pins Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box

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ISBN-10: 0060899182

ISBN-13: 9780060899189

Edition: 2009

Authors: Madeleine Albright

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Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying "Read my lips." I began urging colleagues and reporters to "Read my pins."It would never have happened if not for Saddam Hussein. When U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright criticized the dictator, his poet in residence responded by calling her "an unparalleled serpent." Shortly thereafter, while preparing to meet with Iraqi officials, Albright pondered: What to wear? She decided to make a diplomatic statement by choosing a snake pin. Although her method of communication was new, her message was as old…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

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…