Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary

by Madeleine Albright


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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. 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.

With a new epilogue by the author, Madam Secretary offers an inimitable blend of Albright's warm humor, probing insights, and distinctive ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062265463
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 107,308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.  Her distinguished career also in-cludes positions at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  She is a resident of Washington D.C., and Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 From Madlenka to Madeleine Albright

1 Heroes and Villains 3

2 Becoming an American 18

3 Best of All Possible Worlds 31

4 Family Values 48

5 Mrs. Albright Goes to Washington 63

6 From Pole to Pole 77

7 'Til Death Do Us Part 94

8 The Velvet Revolution 109

Part 2 Fourteen Suits and a Skirt

9 A Sign Saying Simply "United States" 127

10 New World (Dis)Order 141

11 Frequent Flyer 162

12 Horror in the Balkans 178

13 The Strength of My Own Voice 195

Part 3 Madam Secretary

14 "I Want You to Be My Secretary of State" 217

15 Names on the Synagogue Wall 257

16 Building a Europe Whole and Free 252

17 Migraine Hussein 274

18 Welcome to the Middle East 290

19 "Palestinians and Israelis Coming Together" 308

20 Dueling with Dictators 521

21 As the World Turns 341

Part 4 Waging War, Pursuing Peace

22 A Special Kind of Evil 363

23 "Milosevic Is the Problem" 381

24 Kosovo: Diplomacy and the Threat of Force 396

25 The Alliance Prevails 411

26 Freedom and Order in the Global Era 432

27 Inside the Hermit Kingdom 458

28 The Fruitless Quest 476

29 Had We But World Enough, and Time 501

Epilogue 515

Selected Chronology 522

Official International Travel, 1993-2001 530

Acknowledgments 535

Gratitude 539

Index 545

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