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by Madeleine Albright

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Author:
Madeleine Albright
ISBN13:
978-0062128423
ISBN:
0062128426
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HarperLuxe; Larger Print edition (May 15, 2012)
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Michael Korda, The Daily Beast).

Michael Korda, The Daily Beast). Showing us villainy, heroism, and agonizing moral dilemmas, Albright’s vivid storytelling and measured analysis bring this tragic era to life.

Madeleine Albright on Writing Prague Winter. The story of Prague Winter is often as intensely personal as a mother’s letter, a father’s hidden sorrow, and the earnest artwork of an imprisoned ten-year-old cousin. On the evening of February 4, 1997, I led the cabinet into the House of Representatives prior to the President’s annual address-the first woman ever to do so. Exchanging greetings with senators and other dignitaries, my heart should have been joyful; instead, I was stunned. The themes, however, are universal: loyalty and betrayal, respect and bigotry, accommodating evil or fighting back. What fascinates me is why we make the choices we do.

Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the. 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.

Prague Winter or Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937–1948 is an autobiographical book written by Madeleine Albright. The book was first published on 24 April 2012. This is Albright's autobiographical book. She was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1937. In this book she has narrated her childhood memories and experiences. Before she became 12 years old, she witnessed the Nazi invasion in Prague.

In Prague Winter, Albright reflects on her discovery of her family’s Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland’s . Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.

In Prague Winter, Albright reflects on her discovery of her family’s Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland’s tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descriptions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exile leaders and freedom fighters, resistance organizers and collaborators, victims and killers.

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Drawing on her own memory, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, former US Secretary of State and New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring.

Before she turned twelve, Madeleine Albright’s life was shaken by some of the most cataclysmic events of the 20th century: the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Battle of Britain, the attempted genocide of European Jewry, the allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. 

In Prague Winter, Albright reflects on her discovery of her family’s Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland’s tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descriptions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exile leaders and freedom fighters, resistance organizers and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are shaped by concepts familiar to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. 

Prague Winter is an exploration of the past with timeless dilemmas in mind, a journey with universal lessons that is simultaneously a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history. It 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. Albright and her family’s experiences provide an intensely human lens through which to view the most political and tumultuous years in modern history.

  • Born in 1937, around the same time as Madeline Albright, I read with interest her experiences of the same time peiriod as mine. I, however, was born of third generation Czechs and raised in a Czech neighborhood in Cicero, Illinois. It was so interesting to hear what was happening in Czechoslavakia at the same time as we were getting into the second world war activities here in America. It was like a Czech colony as I spoke the Czech language at home because I lived with my grandmother, and followed all the holiday celebrations as in Europe. Thank you for an interesting and well-written part of our global history.

  • I read Prague Winter a year ago and recently purchased a copy of this autobiography for a friend. It is a powerful statement about the human condition, the dialectical nature of existence here on this earth! The pathos and suffering of so many educated Jewish families are brought to life and personified in the stories and letters of Albright's grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Yet in the midst of unthinkable cruelty they suffered at the hands of the Nazi's, heroes and heroines emerge who work to thwart the senseless distruction of a people by helping many children escape, by protecting those being abused, or by the tenacious way Classical and religious education persisted, though banned, in the midst of these death camps.
    I could not sleep for many nights after reading this book because of the poignant stories about people I came to know vicariously through this story. Yet the evil that did this did not prevail. It could not stop many distinquished Jewish people from rising to become loved and respected leaders; Madeline Korbel Albright became the Secretary of State here in the United States! Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it!

  • A well written account of the author's childhood years, first in Prague, then in England during the years during and after WWII, 1937-1948. Besides being a personal memoir, the book delves fairly deeply into the history of the Czech and Slovak regions that actually became the country of Czechoslovakia after the first world war. A very worthwhile read for anyone interested in history who feels a gap in their knowledge in this area. The situation in Czechoslovakia after the end of WWII is more complex and interesting than one who lived through that time in the US might imagine. Because much of this history, especially that during the second world war, is quite tragic, indeed horrifying, one is left with strong feelings of the "tragic sense of life" and a diminished complacency that the world can do much better in the future.

  • When I purchased this book I was expecting a biography type story and looking for something different than what I normally read. I thought the enhancements would really be a nice touch while reading this book. However, with that said the enhancements did not work on my kindle fire. Even without the enhancements this book is so full and rich with history of WWII. There were so many things that were revealed that I did not know,and yet because it is a autobiography it is not totally dry. Anyone who would like a story of the life and times in Europe and Czechlosavakia at the time of WWII, along with the unveiling of what was happening with the political climate at this time will really enjoy this book. This book for me was not a fast read. I had to read, apsorb and read again. But I would definitely recommend it!

  • There is no way that I can top some of the great reviews written about Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 so, I'll just state some of my simple observations on this wonderful memoir.

    Ms. Albright weaves just enough of her own personal story with regards to her family, friends of the family and relatives as to not bog down the story. The historical data that she has well researched, does not get heavy with details, but provides just enough to keep the memoir moving.

    Her details on the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich read like a well written spy novel and her descriptions of Terezin were perfect but heartbreaking. If anyone plans on visiting Prague, please take time to visit Terezin as it is only about an hours drive from the Old Town Square.

    I am still stunned at how well written and researched this book actually is.

    Highly recommended to anyone interested in the history of World War II, interested in the plight of the Czechs during this horrible time or just interested in Ms.Albright and who her family really is.

  • Since visiting Prague I've continued my interest in learning more over its history. Learning more details about the atrocities of WWII, written by one who lost many close relatives in the Holocaust left me terribly saddened. It ends with the takeover by the Soviet Union which resulted in another forty years of oppression.

    The story of Albright's family is remarkable. Through personal interviews and research of historical records she learned a great deal about her family, including her father's work.

    Prague is an incredibly beautiful city where the only invaders now are the hoards of tourists who visit annually. I'm happy that her residents now have the peace and prosperity they deserve.

  • Thoroughly researched and documented. A rare portrait of history that shows the courage of a nation that was "sold out" by those who forgot what freedom might cost.