Madeleine Albright

1 Fascism: A Warning

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2018-04-10
Description :  #1 New York Times Bestseller <br /><br />A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state<br /><br />A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.”&#xa0;<br /><br />The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption.<br /><br />Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II.&#xa0; The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse.&#xa0; The United States, which&#xa0;historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates division and heaps scorn on democratic institutions.&#xa0; In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left.&#xa0; Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s.<br /><br />Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times.&#xa0; Written &#xa0;by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

2 Prague Winter

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-04-24
Description :  Drawing on her own memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, former US Secretary of State and New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring.<br /><br />Before she turned twelve, Madeleine Albright’s life was shaken by some of the most cataclysmic events of the 20th century: the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Battle of Britain, the attempted genocide of European Jewry, the allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.&#xa0; <br /><br />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. Often relying on eyewitness descriptions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exile leaders and freedom fighters, resistance organizers and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are shaped by concepts familiar to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong.&#xa0;<br /><br />Prague Winter&#xa0;is an exploration of the past with timeless dilemmas in mind, a journey with universal lessons that is simultaneously a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history.&#xa0;It&#xa0;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. Albright and her family’s experiences provide an intensely human lens through which to view the most political and tumultuous years in modern history.

3 Prague Winter (Enhanced Edition)

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-04-24
Description :  Drawing on her own memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, former US Secretary of State and New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring.<br /><br />Before she turned twelve, Madeleine Albright’s life was shaken by some of the most cataclysmic events of the 20th century: the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Battle of Britain, the attempted genocide of European Jewry, the allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.&#xa0; <br /><br />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. Often relying on eyewitness descriptions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exile leaders and freedom fighters, resistance organizers and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are shaped by concepts familiar to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong.&#xa0;<br /><br />Prague Winter&#xa0;is an exploration of the past with timeless dilemmas in mind, a journey with universal lessons that is simultaneously a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history.&#xa0;It&#xa0;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. Albright and her family’s experiences provide an intensely human lens through which to view the most political and tumultuous years in modern history.

4 Read My Pins

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-09-29
Description :  New from <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, <i>Read My Pins </i>is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of fascinating photographs, this unique, intimate, and revealing biography offers a whole new side of Secretary Albright, one of our most beloved public servants.

5 Madam Secretary

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-01-22
Description :  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.<br /><br />With a new epilogue by the author, Madam Secretary offers an inimitable blend of Albright's warm humor, probing insights, and distinctive ideas.

6 The Mighty and the Almighty

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  Does America, as George W. Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over U.S. foreign policy? And how should America deal with violent Islamist extremists? <br /><br />Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state and bestselling author of Madam Secretary, offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America's approach to the world. Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, the United States, and the present state of world affairs, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time.

7 Memo to the President Elect

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  The next president will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past eight years. In Memo to the President, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright offers provocative ideas about how to confront the myriad challenges awaiting our newly elected commander-in-chief. Secretary Albright's advice is candid and seasoned with humor and stories from her years in office, blending lessons from the past with forward-looking suggestions about how to make full use of presidential power without repeating the excesses of the Bush administration and how to revive America's commitment to its founding ideals.

8 Praagse winter

Author : Madeleine Albright
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $21.99
Release Date :  2012-08-15
Description :  Madeleine Albright is in 1997 net benoemd tot minister van Buitenlandse Zaken van de VS als ze tot de ontdekking komt dat haar grootouders van vaderszijde Joods waren en zijn omgebracht in de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Het is een grote schok; haar ouders hebben dat deel van hun familiegeschiedenis altijd voor haar verzwegen. De ontdekking is het begin van een zoektocht naar de wortels van haar familie, maar ook naar de gecompliceerde geschiedenis van Tsjecho-Slowakije, het land waarin Albright de eerste jaren van haar leven opgroeide en dat haar familie bij het utibreken van de oorlog is ontvlucht. Haar jeugd bracht ze door in ballingschap, eerst in Londen en later in de Verenigde Staten. In Praagse winter doet Madeleine Albright verslag van de eerste twaalf jaar van haar leven. De jaren 1937-1948 omvatten zowel de invasie van de nazi's in Praag en het begin van de Holocaust alsook het einde van het fascisme en de opkomst van het communisme in de jaren na de oorlog. Ze laat zien hoe in deze perioden miljoenen burgers werden losgerukt uit hun vertrouwde omgeving en werden gedwongen om nieuwe rollen aan te nemen: die van leider in ballingschap of vrijheidsstrijder, verzetsheld of collaborateur, slachtoffer of dader.

9 Faschismus – eine Warnung

Author : Madeleine Albright, Bernhard Jendricke & Thomas Wollermann
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Society  Political Science 
Release Date :  2018-07-16
Description :  Weltweit kommt es zu einem Wiedererstarken antidemokratischer, repressiver und zerstörerischer Kräfte. Die ehemalige amerikanische Außenministerin Madeleine Albright zeigt, welche großen Ähnlichkeiten sie mit dem Faschismus des 20. Jahrhunderts haben. Die faschistischen Tendenzen treten wieder in Erscheinung und greifen in Europa, Teilen Asiens und den Vereinigten Staaten um sich. Albrights Familie stammt aus Prag und floh zweimal: zuerst vor den Nationalsozialisten, später vor dem kommunistischen Regime. Auf Grundlage dieser Erlebnisse und der Erfahrungen, die sie im Laufe ihrer diplomatischen Karriere sammelte, zeichnet sie die Gründe für das Wiedererstarken des Faschismus nach. Sie identifiziert die Faktoren, die zu seinem Aufstieg beitragen und warnt eindringlich vor den Folgen. Doch Madeleine Albright bietet auch klare Lösungsansätze an, etwa die Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen und das Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse der Menschen nach Kontinuität und moralischer Beständigkeit. Sie zeigt, dass der einmalige Vorteil der Demokratie darin besteht, durch Verstand und offene Diskussion Lösungen für unsere Unzulänglichkeiten zu finden.



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