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The International Best Seller 

A New York Times Notable Book of The Year 

An Economist Book of The Year 

A Times Literary Supplement Book of The Year  

Pulitzer-Prize winner Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s 'foremost thinkers on foreign policy.'

The Education of an Idealist traces Power’s extraordinary journey, from Irish immigrant to human rights activist to United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Power began her career as a war correspondent and as a vocal critic of US foreign policy, and then put her ideals into practice while working with Obama in the Senate, on the campaign trail, and throughout his presidency. Power’s perspective on government is unique, as she takes us from the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the Situation Room and out into the world of high-stakes diplomacy.

In her characteristically gripping prose, Power illuminates the messy and complex worlds of politics and geopolitics while laying bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life. She also reveals what it’s like to juggle the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children. And, in the face of great challenges, she shows us not just how the United States can lead, but why there is always something each of us can do to advance the cause of human dignity. The Education of an Idealist is a humorous, stirring, and ultimately unforgettable account of the world-changing power of idealism - and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.

©2019 Samantha Power (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Commentaires

"Her highly personal and reflective memoir...is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world." (Barack Obama)

"Samantha Power's book is honest, personal, revealing. It is about the development of a young woman's inner strength and self-knowledge. But it is also a political book, alert to both the power of political will and its limitations." (Colm Tóibín)

"It’s a profound, heart wrenching, uplifting, and emotional journey through her life and what she’s seen; starting in her youth in Ireland, and taking us through places like Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and eventually the White House...All while navigating war zones and political culture as a woman and eventually a mother." (Sophia Bush)

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Simply brilliant !

A wonderful dive into the life of this extraordinary, bold and principled woman but also american politics. Inspiring...

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  • Yared Santa Ana Téllez
  • 14/09/2020

Magnificent inspiring book

This book kept me hooked from beginning to end; I enjoyed the narration, the structure, and most of all, the content.

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  • rushbrook
  • 06/11/2019

Touching and Uplifting

I loved this heartfelt memoir by a truly remarkable woman. It's unflinchingly honest and filled with humility. A wonderful insight into foreign diplomacy and the struggles of balancing ones morals with the realities of the world in which we find ourselves.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 04/10/2020

Honest, insightful, inspirational!

This memoir is a priceless inspiration for people who believe in humanity, science and the strength of a reasoned argument to become or stay active in politics and society!

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  • Fah
  • 14/08/2020

Inspiring, authentic and interesting book!

Inspiring, authentic and interesting book with good insight! Very well read by the author herself.

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  • Alex L.
  • 01/05/2020

Great and motivating read

Samantha Power's writing style is impeccable as always. A wonderful account of how to become UN ambassador and great insights into the practices of US politics and diplomacy! The only minus in story are the constant self-righteous remarks about Russia and corrupt governments, while not shining enough light on US failings.