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Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright
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Jan 02, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: autobiography, history
Read in January, 2007

Chris Gailey suggested this book and I was hesitant to get it because Allbright is so entrenched in Clinton doggerel, but i ran across it for $5 at a Crown Book Store, and was pleasantly surprised. I found it to be the page turner chris told me it would be.
I think Albright is self-serving at times, but I also think she is very bright; I am amazed at her preparation for the job of Secretary of State, including the languages she speaks. i appreciate her courage in forging ahead in her position; her work ethic is intense, her values based on being raised in Czechslovokia by a brilliant author-historian father.She made her place by her gender first, but then by her ability and tenacity to negotiate, negotiate, negotiate.

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