Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright
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Prague Winter Summary
From 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.
Prague Winter Reviews
"Albright relies not only on her own memories but on primary sources, interviews, and recently released documents to tell a story that ranges from the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp to the war councils of Hitler and the Allied leaders to London's bomb shelters and finally her late discovery of her Jewish heritage." - Library Journal
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Madeleine Albright Author Biography
Madeleine Korbel was born on May 15, 1937 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Her father, Josef
Korbel, was a member of the Czech diplomatic service who worked in Belgrade,
London, and Prague before he fled with his family after a Communist
coup in Czechoslovakia in 1948. The family were granted political asylum in the United
States, and Josef began working at the University of Denver, where he later founded a graduate school of international relations.
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