A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
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By turns harrowing and inspiring, Prague Winter is former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright’s moving and thoughtful account of her formative years in Czechoslovakia from 1937 to 1948 as the country was ripped apart by the Nazi invasion, the Holocaust and the onset of the Cold War.
Her experiences, and those of her family, provide a unique lens through which to view this tumultuous period in history as she tells her powerful story of how millions of ordinary citizens were torn from their old lives and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and foot soldiers, resistance figures and collaborators, victims and killers. The result is both a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history by one of the international community’s most respected figures.
Czech playright and former politician Vaclav Haval called Albright's tragic and triumphant memoir a "remarkable story of adventure and passion, tragedy and courage set against the backdrop of occupied Czechoslovakia and World War II. Albright provides fresh insights into the events that shaped her career and challenges us to think deeply about the moral dilemmas that arise in our own lives."
Hardcover Book : 480 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Llc ( April 24, 2012 )
Item #: 13-558210
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75inches
Product Weight: 20.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I ordered this book because my mother is from Czechoslovakia. She always spoke about what a great person and president Maserak was. My mother survived Auschwitz. I wanted to read about what life was like during the times prior to World War II and to read about someone else's experiences during and after the war. I have only read a few chapters. I am finding it very informative and interesting to learn about the beginnings, history, people of this region.