Search Results: "Madeleine Albright"


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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT AND THE NEW AMERICAN DIPLOMACY by Thomas W. Lippman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Lippman's portrait is likely to prove valuable in the future as an accurate, unbiased record of Albright's term—and of the confusions of post-Cold War international politics."
An animated account of Madeleine Albright's career as Secretary of State that incorporates an examination of the foreign policy challenges (both met and unmet) of the Clinton administration. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Although much is conventional history, the unconventional—the personal—animates and brightens the narrative."
The former U.S. secretary of state blends World War II-era history and memoir in her account of her discovery, at age 59, that she had lost more than two-dozen relatives in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"A valuable primer on foreign-policy challenges that are sure to bedevil the United States for a long time to come."
Former Secretary of State Albright admonishes the current administration as she weighs in on al-Qaeda, the mistake of going to war in Iraq and the role of religion in foreign policy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Fighting words from a political sage."
In this frank, strongly worded open letter to the next president, Madam Secretary summons her considerable experience to voice her dismay at the Bush administration's misuse of power abroad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The first Albright biography worth reading, but not destined to be the definitive account of a political career. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A reasonably serious biography, by a reporter in Time magazine's Washington bureau. Read full book review >

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INSIDE MADELEINE by Paula Bomer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Bitter little pills about the world through the eyes of disillusioned girls."
More gut-wrenching stories about the awkward, hurtful lives of girls from transgressive storyteller Bomer (Nine Months, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Bynum is undoubtedly gifted with language and well-versed in literary allusion, but her first is almost unreadable and frankly sleep-inducing."
A self-consciously exquisite first novel, written in one-page (sometimes one-sentence) chapters, about the difference between a young French girl's dreams and her real life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Though readers may not understand L'Engle the human being any better than they did before, they will certainly come away with a greater appreciation for the way she grappled with her life and wrestled it into narrative."
A multifaceted portrait of the complicated writer who won the 1963 Newbery Medal for A Wrinkle in Time. Read full book review >

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THE TESTING OF LUTHER ALBRIGHT by MacKenzie Bezos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"There are no melodramatic excesses here, just the painful realization that a love that evades past injuries and present affronts isn't quite enough. A self-assured, distinguished debut."
A low-key but affecting portrait of a family whose admirable head has one fatal flaw. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"If Albright is nearly as upright and moral as the person portrayed in this volume, she will surely be embarrassed by it. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
A slapdash effort, lacking in critical perspective and reading like a background report for an ``Albright for President'' campaign. Read full book review >