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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Review: Madam Secretary: A Biography of Madeleine Albright

User Review  - Vikki Neil - Goodreads

One of the more interesting biographies. Read full review

Review: Madam Secretary: A Biography of Madeleine Albright

User Review  - Marti - Goodreads

I thought of this book as one might feel about medicine--good for you, but not exactly enjoyable. Possibly the longer memoir is more interesting. There were occasional parts that weren't too bad, but ... Read full review

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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