Madam Secretary, Signed by Madeleine Albright, First Edition, 2003

Albright, Madeleine. Madam Secretary. New York: Miramax Books, 2003. First Edition. Signed. Octavo. Publisher’s original black cloth spine over gray boards and original pictorial dust jacket. New archival cloth slipcase. 

Presented is a signed, first edition printing of Madeleine Albright’s Madam Secretary. The book was published by Miramax Books, in New York, in 2003. The book is signed by Albright on the half title page, in blue ink. It is presented here in its original publisher’s black cloth spine over gray boards, with silver titles to the spine, and original pictorial dust jacket. Protecting the book is a new archival cloth slipcase, featuring Albright’s portrait inlaid on the front. 

During President Clinton's two presidential terms, Madeleine Albright (1937- 2022) was a major player in some of the most dramatic events of our time, from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO's humanitarian intervention in Kosovo. She served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1993-1997. President Clinton then nominated her to become the first female secretary of state and she served in that role from 1997-2001.

In this thoughtful memoir, she shares her remarkable story from her childhood as a Czechoslovakian refugee to her rise to power in the world of international diplomacy and policy-making. Albright details the intense behind-the-scenes diplomacy leading up to the 1999 war in Kosovo and outlines several lessons of the Kosovo conflict. Albright also discusses what it was like to be the first female secretary of state. Being a woman in a male-dominated field of foreign relations "has some downs, but mostly it has ups." 

Madam Secretary offers a blend of Albright's thoughtful recollection and riveting insight on events that shaped our nation and our world.


Very good condition. Octavo. Publisher’s original black cloth spine over gray boards with silver stamped titles to the spine. Original pictorial dust jacket, in very good condition. New Myalr protecting the dust jacket.  Signed on the half title page “Madeleine Albright” in blue ink. Signature is legible and the ink has not faded. Text block is very clean. No rips or tears to pages. New archival cloth slipcase, with inlay on front.

Slipcase dimensions: 10" H x 6 5/8" W x 2 3/8" D; Book dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D.

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