Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
  1. Book Title:Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
  2. Author Name:Madeleine Albright
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Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948. Harper (New York, NY), 2012. 467 pages. Before former US Secretary of State and United Nations Ambassador Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Battle of Britain, the near-total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. Drawing on her memory, her parents' written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly available documents, Albright recounts a tale that is by turns harrowing and inspiring. 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. 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. -- From the book jacket.

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