Before the age of 12, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of her native Prague, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War. Albright recounts her own experiences during this time, and those of her family, in Prague Winter. Drawing upon her memory, her parents' written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and newly-available documents, she offers a moving account of this tumultuous period. An intense personal journey into the past, it offers vital lessons for the future.
Madeleine Albright served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001 and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling books: Madam Secretary; The Mighty and The Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs; Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership; and Read My Pins.
Madeleine Albright is interviewed by Sanford Ungar, president of Goucher College.
Recorded On: Thursday, May 10, 2012