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Prague Winter

A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
Albright, Madeleine Korbel (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War.-- Publisher's description.
Authors: Albright, Madeleine Korbel
Title: Prague winter
a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2012
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: x, 467 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Madeleine Albright ; with Bill Woodward
Contents: Setting out
Pt. 1: Before March 15, 1939. An unwelcome guest ; Tales of Bohemia ; The competition ; The linden tree ; A favorable impression ; Out from behind the mountains ; "We must go on being cowards" ; A hopeless task
Part two: April 1939-April 1942. Starting over ; Occupation and resistance ; The lamps go out ; The irresistible force ; Fire in the sky ; The alliance comes together ; The crown of Wenceslas
Pt. 3: May 1942-April 1945. Day of the assassins ; Auguries of genocide ; Terezin ; The bridge too far ; Cried-out eyes ; Doodlebugs and gooney birds ; Hitler's end
Pt. 4: May 1945-November 1948. No angels ; Unpatched ; A world big enough to keep us apart ; A precarious balance ; Struggle for a nation's soul ; A failure to communicate ; The fall ; Sands through the hour-glass
The next chapter
Guide to personalities
Time lines
Summary: From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War.-- Publisher's description.
Additional Contributors: Woodward, William - 1951-
ISBN: 0062030310
9780062030313
Branch Call Number: B-AL15p 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Czech Republic Prague Prague (Czech Republic) History 20th century Prague (Czech Republic) Biography Jewish families Czech Republic Prague Biography Albright, Madeleine Korbel Childhood and youth Albright, Madeleine Korbel Family World War, 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia History 1938-1945 Albright, Madeleine Korbel
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Jewish families
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2011049416
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"From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War." (Publisher)


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Autobiography of former secretary of state

Aug 14, 2012
  • mackiecat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent and quite readable. Closest thing we'll ever get to an eyewitness history of the Czech people, from fabled times to post-WWII. Czechoslovakia was affected by each large nation. Therefore we can see the climate of the times through what happened to the middle-sized nations in between them.

Includes details of the lives and deaths of the author's Jewish relatives in German concentration camps. Also includes details of her father's work as an ambassador and radio broadcaster for the BBC during WWII. Interesting details regarding what Ms. Albright discovered in her position as U.S. Secretary of State.

I wonder if there will now be a followup volume entitled, "Prague Spring."

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