Prague Winter LP: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

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HarperCollins, May 15, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 752 pages
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Before she turned twelve, Madeleine Albright's life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of her native Czechoslovakia, the Battle of Britain, the attempted destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War.

Drawing on her memory, her parents' written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, Albright recounts a tale of these years that is by turns harrowing and inspiring. The book takes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government.

At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, Prague Winter serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past—as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures.

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I had no idea of the political back and forth before during and after WWII. the history of the Czech government and advancements was interesting. I had to force myself to finish because there were so many characters and ideals. Glad I finished and am somewhat More enlightened about my heritage. Read full review

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Learned quite a bit about Czechoslovakia's history and their struggles through WWII. Have heard Prague is a beautiful city - may have to visit the Czech Republic. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also includes positions on Capitol Hill, on the National Security Council, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

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