Madeleine Albright was for eight years during the first and second Clinton terms privy to some of the most fascinating and controversial episodes in recent memory. Her refreshingly candid memoir brings to life the world leaders with whom she worked and the joys and difficulties of her own private life: her daughters, the painful break-up of her marriage, and the discovery late in life of her Jewish grandparents' fate. Weaving together the public and the private, the national and the intimate, Madam Secretary is a valuable contribution to political history and destined to become a classic of its kind.
Madeleine K. Albright, born in Czechoslovakia, was confirmed as the 64th Secretary of State in 1997. Her distinguished career in government included positions in the National Security Council and as US ambassador to the United Nations. She lives in Washington D.C. and Virginia.