When she was nominated by President Bill Clinton
to be his Secretary of State
, Madelein Albright became the highest-ranking woman in American history (to that date). In this outspoken and much-praised memoir, she shares her remarkable story and provides an insider's view of world affairs during a period of unprecedented turbulence. A national bestseller on its first publication in 2003, Madam Secretary
combines warm humor with profound insights and personal testament with fascinating additions to the historical record.
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Bill Clinton styled himself a New Democrat, more sensitive to moderate opinions than the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, and won the election of 1992 against George H.W. Bush.