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Prague Winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948

Author: Madeleine Korbel Albright; William Woodward
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2013. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harper Perennial editionView all editions and formats
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From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Madeleine Korbel Albright; Madeleine Korbel Albright
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Korbel Albright; William Woodward
ISBN: 9780062030344 0062030345
OCLC Number: 795757213
Description: x, 467 p. : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Setting out --
Pt. 1: Before March 15, 1939. An unwelcome guest ; Tales of Bohemia ; The competition ; The linden tree ; A favorable impression ; Out from behind the mountains ; "We must go on being cowards" ; A hopeless task --
Part two: April 1939-April 1942. Starting over ; Occupation and resistance ; The lamps go out ; The irresistible force ; Fire in the sky ; The alliance comes together ; The crown of Wenceslas --
Pt. 3: May 1942-April 1945. Day of the assassins ; Auguries of genocide ; Terezin ; The bridge too far ; Cried-out eyes ; Doodlebugs and gooney birds ; Hitler's end --
Pt. 4: May 1945-November 1948. No angels ; Unpatched ; A world big enough to keep us apart ; A precarious balance ; Struggle for a nation's soul ; A failure to communicate ; The fall ; Sands through the hour-glass --
The next chapter --
Guide to personalities --
Time lines.
Responsibility: Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward.

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Moving from the thousand-year-old Prague Castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the war councils of Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt and Hitler, the author  Read more...

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"A gripping account of World War II... In taut prose, Albright weaves a powerful narrative that wraps her family's story into the larger political drama unfolding in Europe." -- The Philadelphia Read more...

 
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