Author: Madeleline Albright
Year Published: 2005
Description: This autobiography by Madeleine Albright chronicles her journey from childhood in the former Czechoslovakia to her tenure as America's first female Secretary of State under the Clinton administration. Against the backdrop of deliberations about the appropriate use of American power during her time as both America's ambassador to the U.N. and its top emissary, the book describes her observations of America's diplomats and their foreign counterparts as well as the intricate process of policymaking at the international level.
'I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life'