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Madeleine Albright: Against All Odds [Kindle Edition]

Michael Dobbs
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Book Description

The definitive biography of one of the most admired women in America.

She was born Maria Jana Korbelova in Prague just before the outbreak of World War II, the first child of Czech Jewish parents. Almost sixty years later Madeleine Korbel Albright was sworn in as the U.S. Secretary of State, the first woman to hold the position. Here is the story of her dramatic life and rise to power in this meticulously researched biography that expands on the noteworthy research by Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs who, in 1997, first pieced together the incredible and nearly lost history of Albright's early life.

At the age of two, Madeleine was saved from almost certain death by being whisked to freedom after Hitler's invasion. More than two dozen close relatives died in Nazi camps. In an attempt to protect themselves and their family from further persecution, her parents kept silent about their Jewish roots, raising their children as Catholics.

Dobbs traces Albright's progress from a European ghetto to the corridors of power in Washington. He shows how Albright's life has been shaped by the great events of our times: the rise and fall of Nazism and communism, the Holocaust, the women's movement, and America's ascent to superpower status. Madeleine Albright is a tragic but ultimately triumphant tale of a woman's struggle against adversity that reflects the experience of millions of American immigrants.



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  • File Size: 3667 KB
  • Print Length: 508 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (March 15, 2000)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00633QLZG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,048,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I originally bought this book because House of Cards by Michael Dobbs was not available in Kindle edition. What a happy chain of events. I do not usually read biographies, but I have been pleasently surprised by the quality of the writing and the inspirational aspect of the story. Jewish girl from Czecheslovakia becomes catholic then wealthy episcopelian then secretary of state. Who would have predicted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real page-turner. Brilliant lady! September 23, 2014
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Great story. Coul.d not put it down
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