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  • Published: New York : Harper : Melcher Media, c2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780060899189
  • 0060899182

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Read my pins : stories from a diplomat's jewel box

by Albright, Madeleine Korbel.

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Call number: 739.278 Al

Available Copies: Downtown 3rd Floor, Malletts Adult, Traverwood Adult

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Introduction / David Revere McFadden -- The serpent's tale -- Wings -- Body language -- "It would be an honor" -- Pindex.

Albright served as U.S. secretary of state from 1997 to 2001, the first woman ever to hold the position. Here, she tells the stories behind her many pins and jewelry collected on her diplomatic trips around the world.

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Symbolism Meets Diplomacy

Photographs are the centerpiece of this coffee table-style book by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. I'm not very interested in or knowledgeable about jewelry, but it was easy to admire these pieces along with the commentary and intentions with which Albright presented them.

What I appreciated the most though, was the simplicity of Albright's tactic - wearing a pin that embodied the message she wanted to express that day - while performing one of the most difficult, complicated and nuanced jobs in government. Symbolic, simple and smart.

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