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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.

    What can one person do? 

    In this vibrant, galvanising memoir, Human Rights Advocate and Pulitzer-Prize winning Writer Samantha Power offers an urgent response to this question. 

    As she traces her path from Irish immigrant to war correspondent and activist to eventually becoming the youngest-ever US Ambassador to the United Nations, Power writes with a unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits and disarming honesty. Her account illuminates the challenges of navigating the halls of power while trying to put one’s ideals into practice (and raise two young children along the way), and it shows how – even in the face of daunting challenges – each of us can 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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    Just great

    This book provides an insider perspective into geopolitics and what governments and non governmental organizations can and cannot do.
    It is a brilliant read and a wonderful audio by none other than the author herself.

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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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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 11/02/2021

    The struggle of Idealism

    She, sticks to the title of the book. A must read for every idealist, especiallt those who struggle with theirs.

    Samantha Powers or Sam as she calls herself tries to bring about the story how she found her idealism and how she struggled to keep it while in office. To paint this picture one might lose the facetted nature of the world. Her American exceptionalistic way of writing enraged me once or twice. Calling herself a multilateralist while picturing other like minded countries often in the sense of needing nudging to act. Displaying issues as black and white rather than as grey as they often are.

    All those aspects lead me to the conclusion: A must-read for everybody who struggles with idealism and a non-read for everybody who loves facetted display of world affairs.

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    • Michael Durst
    • 27/01/2022

    Deep Insights

    As always, auto-biography should be taken with a grain of salt, but for people who are interested in the work of Government-staff this book absolutely is worth a try.

    Roughly summarised: Childhood, Father's alcoholism, Migration to the US, journalist in Bosnia, Problem from hell, foreign policy advisor, UN Ambassador.

    the author is – obviously – no professional actor, but she still delivers a solid performance.

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    • kunKunki
    • 09/03/2021

    great book

    honest account, including mental challenges, full of suspense, approachable and relatable character, totally worth it

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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.