misstreebc (misstreebc) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

#18 Madame Secretary

Madame Secretary

Madeleine Albright

This was one of the most interesting biographies I've read. NOt only was it fascinating for its behind-the-scenes look at international diplomacy and politics, but Albright was very candid at times about herself.

I could sense that over the eight years she served the Clinton administration, as Ambassador to the UN, and as Secretary of State she gained a lot of confidence.

I didn't always agree with her style of negotiating, which sometimes seemed a bit heavy-handed and hard-line to me. Of course, that's only my own inexpert opinion, which might be entirely different were I privy to the information she was, or were I otherwise in her shoes.

I chose this book specifically for Women's History Month, and I am very glad that I did.


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