Madam Secretary: A Biography of Madeleine Albright

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St. Martin's Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
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Political veteran Thomas Blood takes us behind the scenes, providing a rare look at Madeleine Albright the role model, the mother, and the tough-as-nails diplomat. Navigating difficult terrain as few can, Blood provides exclusive interviews with, and revealing anecdotes from, politicians and power brokers, longtime friends, adversaries, and colleagues, including former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Senators Leahy, Mikulski, Kerrey, Helms, Reid, and Rockefeller, and House Minority leader Dick Gephardt. With clarity and credibility, this unique biography reveals the dramatic story of the first woman U.S. Secretary of State. Rather than providing a simple chronology, Blood focuses on the defining moments in Madeleine Albright's life, identifying the periods that best open a window on the Secretary of State's uncanny ability to triumph over adversity, her unparalleled success in politics, and her meteoric rise to dominance in the world of foreign policy.

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MADAM SECRETARY: The Biography of Madeleine Albright

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A slapdash effort, lacking in critical perspective and reading like a background report for an ``Albright for President'' campaign. Blood, a lobbyist and trustee of the Democratic National Committee ... Read full review

Madam secretary: a biography of Madeleine Albright

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Blood, CEO of a lobbying firm and a member of the Democratic National Committee, offers the first book-length account of the first woman appointed U.S. secretary of state. Focusing on the years ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Thomas Blood has spent the last seventeen years in the political arena. He is currently C.E.O. of a prominent Washington-based lobbying firm and a veteran of six presidential campaigns. Most recently, Blood was coauthor of a book on the Clinton presidency, "State of the Union," He lives in Great Falls, Virginia.

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