Madam Secretary: A Memoir (Paperback)
“One of the most diverting political bios in recent memory.” -- Entertainment Weekly
Revised and updated with a new epilogue, Madam Secretary is the moving and inspiring memoir of one of the most distinguished public figures in American history, seven-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
A national bestseller on its first publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is the riveting personal story of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. For eight years, during Bill Clinton’s two presidential terms, Albright was an active participant in some of the most dramatic events of our time—from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO’s humanitarian intervention in Kosovo. In this thoughtful memoir, one of the most admired women in American history shares her remarkable story, including thoughts on her upbringing in Czechoslovakia and her role as a wife and mother, and provides an insider’s view on global affairs during this period of extraordinary turbulence.
Madam Secretary offers an inimitable blend of Albright’s warm humor, personal recollection, and riveting insight on events that shaped our nation and our world.
About the Author
Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also included positions at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She was a resident of Washington D.C., and Virginia.
“One of the most diverting political bios in recent memory.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Her portraits of foreign leaders are lively and evocative. . . . The result is a book that creates a sense of policy made by real people.” — The New Yorker
“Madeleine Albright has written a different kind of memoir. . . . It’s Albright unplugged.” — USA Today
“Albright is frank, assertive. . . . straight-shooting.” — The New York Times
“The fascinating story of a remarkable person who has served her country well.” — The Dallas Morning News