1. Given the chance, what would you ask Madeleine Albright?

    Our Feb. 20 event with Secretary Albright is sold out, but you can still participate! Ask us your questions and we’ll pick a few to include in the Q+A that night.

    Need inspiration? Check out Prague Winter, her new book about the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia during her childhood.

     
  2. harperperennial:

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    Jan. 22, 1997: Madeleine Albright is Confirmed as the First Female Secretary of State
     
    On this day in 1997, Madeleine Albright was confirmed as Secretary of State by the US Senate. Albright was sworn in the following day.

    Serving under President Bill Clinton, she worked on issues revolving human rights, business, environmental standards, and focused on areas such as Kosovo, the Middle East and North Korea. 
     
    Read Frontline’s interview with Madeleine Albright to learn more about her time as Secretary of State.

    Photo: Madeleine Korbel Albright - U.S. Secretary of State, January 23, 1997 – January 20, 2001 (U.S. Department of State)

    We are putting Madeleine’s memoir, Madame Secretary, back in print today, with a new epilogue covering the Obama administration, her childhood in Prague, and more. She went on to recount her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation in Prague Winter, but Madame Secretary is the book that started it all.

    And we’re excited to host her for a special event at the Bagdad Theater on February 20.

    (Tickets, $15.99, include admission and a copy of Prague Winter, and are available at the box offices of the Bagdad Theater and Crystal Ballroom, online at eTix.com, or by phone at 855-227-8499. Books will be distributed at the event.)

     
  3. Have you entered our signed editions giveaway?

    You could win 19 author-signed books—including titles by Diane Keaton, Toni Morrison, Dave Eggers, Molly Ringwald, and more.

    Hurry up! The call for entries closes next Wednesday, Oct. 31: https://www.powells.com/2012signed/