Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box

Hardcover | September 29, 2009

byMadeleine Albright

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New from New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of fascinating photographs, this unique, intimate, and revealing biography offers a whole new side of Secretary Albright, one of our most beloved public servants.<_o3a_p>

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New from New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of fascinating ph...

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Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying "Read my lips." I began urging colleagues and reporters to "Read my pins."It would never have happened if not for Saddam Hussein. When U.S. ambassador to the United...

Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty-fourth Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also includes positions on Capitol Hill, the National Security Council, and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.5 × 8.25 × 0.9 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060899182

ISBN - 13:9780060899189

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?Albright blends history and analysis to make concise, compelling arguments about how the next president can restore America?s world leadership, sprinkling it with dry, droll humor?Her insights into how the internal politics of Russia, Japan, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other nations affect U.S. interests are particularly engaging.? (The Rocky Mountain News)