Memo to the President Elect by Madeleine Albright
How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership

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The next president will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past eight years. In Memo to the President, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright offers provocative ideas about how to confront the myriad challenges awaiting our newly elected commander-in-chief. Secretary Albright's advice is candid and seasoned with humor and stories from her years in office, blending lessons from the past with forward-looking suggestions about how to make full use of presidential power without repeating the excesses of the Bush administration and how to revive America's commitment to its founding ideals.


About Madeleine Albright

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Madeleine Albright is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Prague Winter, Memo to the President, The Mighty and the Almighty, and Read My Pins. She was U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career of public service includes positions in the National Security Council, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and on Capitol Hill.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 425 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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She bemoans the “neglect of our allies [and] overreliance on the military, allowing the likes of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld to be the face of America.” Although 9/11 changed the stakes on the world stage, she has lived through the horrors of the last century and feels assured that America ha...

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Bill Clinton’s secretary of state dispenses advice both geostrategic (“The first rule for intervening in a civil war is don’t”) and mundane (“Leave time for exercise”) in this engaging foreign policy primer for the next White House occupant.

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