Madam Secretary

New York, NY: Miramax Books, 2003. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. xiv, 562 pages. Illustrations. Selected Chronology. Official International Travel. Index. Inscribed on half-title page by the author to Rita. Previous owner's address label is on the fep. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Madam Secretary: A Memoir is the autobiography of United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, published in 2003. It covers both her life and the eight years she spent in the Clinton administration, first as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and then as head of the State Department. The book's title reflects the term of address for a female governmental secretary. A national bestseller on its publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. 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. In this thoughtful memoir, one of the most admired women in U.S. history reflects on her remarkable personal story, including her upbringing in war-torn Europe and the balancing of career and family responsibilities, and on America's leading role in a changing world. 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. From Wikipedia: "Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright[1] (born Marie Jana Korbel on May 15, 1937) is a Czech-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99 to 0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997. Albright currently serves as a professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and numerous honorary degrees. In May 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama. Secretary Albright also serves as a director on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations." Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Arms Control, Ehud Barak, Cold War, Dukakis, Vaclav Havel, Kosovo, Milosevic, NATO, Secretary of State, Terrorism, United Nations, Madeleine Korbel, Peacekeeping, Genocide, Jews, North Korea, Palestinians, Peace Process, Rwanda, Sanctions, State Dep

ISBN: 0786868430

[Book #83821]

Price: $70.00