In particular I would like to listen to Praque Winter again to here Madeleine Albright set up the Chekoslavakian position in Europe at the beginning of WWII and England's role in the downfall of the Eastern European countries. I found the politics and attempts at mingling the cultures very interesting.
I loved listening to Madeleine Albright read her story. She has had an incredible life of influence in the USA. It was nice to hear the "back story".
I loved the historical perspective that Mrs. Albright brings to WWII.
This is one that will be recommended and reread. It ranks among my favorites.
Albright weaves the story of her early life and that of her family with events of the war years. The historical portion illuminates a part of history with which I've been only vaguely familiar with descriptions that are well-researched and presented clearly and in a balanced manner. The narrative is compelling and the message is timely.
i was rather disappointed in Madelaine's book, as I was expecting a more personal account of the experiences of her family as Jews in a hostile environment. To a small extent it was there, but the book concentrated on the politics of the war, the reasons for the decisions made by politicians for entering the war, and why the Czech Republic chose to align with Russia after hostilities ceased.
Madeleine was a small child at the outbreak of the war. Her parents had converted to Catholicism long before the war, but there was still potential danger for them if they remained in Czechoslovakia. Her father got a post as a journalist, and the family spent the war years in London. Madeleine received her early education in Britain, and she describes the officials that she met, and the political responsibilities that eventually fell on her her father.
Smart woman's story.
Any historical memoir. Madeline Albright did an amazing job writing about a historical time period, through which she lived, that now she looks back at, to tell us about how she remembers/ed it. The story doesn't "feel" like a true memoir, and isn't a historical "fact" sort of book; just a great blend of the two. I would recommend this book to any history buff!
I thought there would be a story not just a recap of history.
I didn;t finish it.
I think so. But this is not for everyone. It would need some special interest in this subject, since it is not a traditional novel biografy
Her fathers friend. I do not remember his name.
I might. Now that I know the exact content, I would prefer a documentary style.
to much history about the country 3 hours wasted listening to story all history nothing about her.
the whole book
Still want to read this promising book but the reading tempo was far too slow for me. I actually fell asleep after 5 minutes - that rarely happens. The boringly slow tempo didn't give me a chance to discover the rest of the book. What a shame!
increase the tempo to less than boring.
in this case, an actor
didn't hear enough to tell, but heard good reviews. Now what do I do? I can't read text.
I find quite a few audible books are read slowly. Perhaps there has to be a review of listeners' needs.