The Resource Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948, Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward

Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948, Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward

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Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948
Title
Prague winter
Title remainder
a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948
Statement of responsibility
Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The former Secretary of State paints a portrait of her early life from 1937 to 1948 during which she witnessed the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, the Holocaust, the defeat of fascism, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
Biography type
autobiography
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10107630
Cataloging source
DLC
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Albright, Madeleine Korbel
Dewey number
943.712
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Woodward, William
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True
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  • Albright, Madeleine Korbel
  • Albright, Madeleine Korbel
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
Target audience
adult
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a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948
Label
Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948, Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 467 pages
Isbn
9780062030344
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948, Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 467 pages
Isbn
9780062030344
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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