Read My Pins

Read My Pins

Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box

By Madeleine Albright

Harper, Hardcover, 9780060899189, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009

New from New York Times "bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins "is a story and celebration of how one woman's jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of fascinating photographs, this unique, intimate, and revealing biography offers a whole new side of Secretary Albright, one of our most beloved public servants.

About the Author
Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty-fourth Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also includes positions on Capitol Hill, the National Security Council, and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

In her new book, Read My Pins, the former secretary of state reveals how she used jewelry as a diplomatic tool during her years with the Clinton administration. More at

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