The Resource The education of an idealist : a memoir, Samantha Power

The education of an idealist : a memoir, Samantha Power

Label
The education of an idealist : a memoir
Title
The education of an idealist
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Power
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her characteristically gripping prose, Pulitzer Prize winner Power illuminates the messy and complex worlds of politics and geopolitics while laying bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life. This book traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama's human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role. Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy. She lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power's memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person's fierce determination to make a difference
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Power, Samantha
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E901.1.P69
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power, Samantha
  • Obama, Barack
  • Ambassadors
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The education of an idealist : a memoir, Samantha Power
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [557]-568) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Ireland -- America -- Loss -- Dignity -- Tank man -- Doers -- Risk -- Hearts of darkness -- "Tell Clinton" -- The secret to a long life -- "Go remember" -- "A problem from hell" -- Upstanders -- Going to Washington -- The bat cave -- Yes we can -- Monster -- Victory. Part two. No manual -- Can we go home now? -- April 24th -- Turnaround -- Toolbox -- Revolutions -- All necessary measures -- Let's pray they accomplish something -- One shot -- "Can't be both" -- The red line -- "Chemical weapons were used" -- When America sneezes -- Upside-down land -- Us and them -- Freedom from fear -- Lean on -- Toussaint -- The golden door -- Exit, voice, loyalty -- Shrink the change -- The end
Control code
sky296012888
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062820693
Lccn
bl2019020808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 09/19
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, photographs
Label
The education of an idealist : a memoir, Samantha Power
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [557]-568) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Ireland -- America -- Loss -- Dignity -- Tank man -- Doers -- Risk -- Hearts of darkness -- "Tell Clinton" -- The secret to a long life -- "Go remember" -- "A problem from hell" -- Upstanders -- Going to Washington -- The bat cave -- Yes we can -- Monster -- Victory. Part two. No manual -- Can we go home now? -- April 24th -- Turnaround -- Toolbox -- Revolutions -- All necessary measures -- Let's pray they accomplish something -- One shot -- "Can't be both" -- The red line -- "Chemical weapons were used" -- When America sneezes -- Upside-down land -- Us and them -- Freedom from fear -- Lean on -- Toussaint -- The golden door -- Exit, voice, loyalty -- Shrink the change -- The end
Control code
sky296012888
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062820693
Lccn
bl2019020808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 09/19
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, photographs

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