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  • Published: New York : Harper, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 467 p. : illustrated ; 24 cm
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780062030313
  • 0062030310

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Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948

by Albright, Madeleine Korbel.

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Call number: 943.712 Al

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Fl., Malletts Adult, West Adult

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Setting Out -- Part One: Before March 15, 1939 -- An Unwelcome Guest -- Tales of Bohemia -- The Competition -- The Linden Tree -- A Favorable Impression -- Out From Behind the Mountains -- "We Must Go On Being Cowards" -- A Hopeless Task -- Part Two: April 1939-April 1942 -- Starting Over -- Occupation and Resistance -- The Lamps Go Out -- The Irresistible Force -- Fire in the Sky -- The Alliance Comes Together -- The Crown of Wenceslas -- Part Three: May 1942-April 1945 -- Day of the Assassins -- Auguries of Genocide -- Terezin -- The Bridge Too Far -- Cried-out Eyes -- Doodlebugs and Gooney Birds -- Hitler's End -- Part Four: May 1945-November 1948 -- No Angels -- Unpatched -- A World Big Enough to Keep us Apart -- A Precarious Balance -- Struggle for a Nation's Soul -- A Failure to Communicate -- The Fall -- Sands Through the Hour-Glass -- The Next Chapter -- Guide to personalities -- Time Lines.

From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War.

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It's All Woven Together

Madeleine Albright weaves together tales of her family's diplomatic past with events during World War II and the trials of the people of Czechoslovakia. It is meticulously researched and warmly written. I must admit, the early, ancient history of Czechoslovakia was challenging, but the lead up to WWII and the rise of Hitler pulled me in. I learned much about the lead up to the war, the war itself, and then what went on in the post war era in that part of the world.The author gives us glimpses of her perceptions as a child growing up during a chaooic time in a chaotic part of the world. I thoroughly enjoyed this remembrance and have a renewed respect for the author.

Linda H,

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