PRAGUE WINTER (06/01/2012)

Joann B, a loyal blog reader recommended PRAGUE WINTER by Madeleine K. Albright. Joann is a respected member of my book group and I believe everything she says! She's brilliant and creative and always knows a good read!

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PRAGUE WINTER: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Korbel Albright 

Madeleine Albright was fifty nine when she learned from a reporter that her ancestral heritage was Jewish and she had lost more than two dozen relatives in the Holocaust. This revelation led her to seek answers by visiting small towns in Czechoslavakia where her parents had lived. She also found the ancient synogogue where the victims names were enscribed on the walls.

Madeleine K. Albright

PRAGUE WINTER is a story of history and personal trauma told in a moving and vivid style. The prose is taut and powerful and Albright recounts a harrowing tale.  Besides being a personal memoir, PRAGUE WINTER is a history lesson and a very inspiring one. 

 A reviewer stated "Albright has supplemented a deeply researched history of World War Two-era Czschoslavakia with a moving family narrative"

Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career led to many Washington appointments. She resides in Washington, D. C. and Virginia.

 Rating for PRAGUE WINTER:
 !!!   A Good Read


  1. I remember hearing an interview with Albright on NPR a few years ago during which she talked about discovering her ancestry. Recall thinking that the story was more interesting then many works of fiction. Consequentially this looks to be very interesting! Thanks for the review!

  2. It's hard to imagine she had no idea about her ancestry..nonetheless it sounds like a book worth reading. She is a remarkable woman and the book is well researched and very detailed (in a good way).
    Thanks for commenting.

  3. Memoirs are personal favorite, besides having read quite a few biographies and memoirs on the Holocaust. On this one however, for the very fact Ms. Albright didn't know of her heritage, sounds like it will be a very interesting discovery.

  4. Thank you for your comment. I'll be interested to hear your feelings about this book as I know you read and review memoirs.
    Keep me posted....