📒 Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 0061938491
Copyright Year : 2009-09-29
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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.

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📒 Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Harper
ISBN_10 : 0060899182
Copyright Year : 2009-09-29
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Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying "Read my lips." I began urging colleagues and reporters to "Read my pins." It would never have happened if not for Saddam Hussein. When U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright criticized the dictator, his poet in residence responded by calling her "an unparalleled serpent." Shortly thereafter, while preparing to meet with Iraqi officials, Albright pondered: What to wear? She decided to make a diplomatic statement by choosing a snake pin. Although her method of communication was new, her message was as old as the American Revolution—Don't Tread on Me. From that day forward, pins became part of Albright's diplomatic signature. International leaders were pleased to see her with a shimmering sun on her jacket or a cheerful ladybug; less so with a crab or a menacing wasp. Albright used pins to emphasize the importance of a negotiation, signify high hopes, protest the absence of progress, and show pride in representing America, among other purposes. Part illustrated memoir, part social history, Read My Pins provides an intimate look at Albright's life through the brooches she wore. Her collection is both international and democratic—dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms. Included are the antique eagle purchased to celebrate Albright's appointment as secretary of state, the zebra pin she wore when meeting Nelson Mandela, and the Valentine's Day heart forged by Albright's five-year-old daughter. Read My Pins features more than 200 photographs, along with compelling and often humorous stories about jewelry, global politics, and the life of one of America's most accomplished and fascinating diplomats.

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📒 Gender And Jewelry by Rebecca Ross Russell

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Rebecca Ross Russell
ISBN_10 : 9781452882536
Copyright Year : 2010-06-05
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Jewelry responds to our most primitive urges, for control, honor, and sex. It is at once the most ancient and most immediate of art forms, one that is defined by its connection and interaction with the body. In this sense it is inescapably political, its meaning bound to the possibilities of the body it lies on. Indeed, the fate of the body is often bound to the jewelry. This study looks at gender and jewelry in order to gain some understanding into how jewelry is constructed by and constructs not just a single society, but human societies. It will explore how societal traditions that have sprung up around jewelry and ornamentation have affected the possibilities available to women across a broad spectrum of social and ethnic circumstances, determining which have served women well and which are constrictive and destructive. It also examines the possibilities for the intentional creation of feminist jewelry, including an overview of the author's own work.

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📒 Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 9780062030368
Copyright Year : 2012-04-24
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“A remarkable story of adventure and passion, tragedy and courage set against the backdrop of occupied Czechoslovakia and World War II.” —Václav Havel From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War. An intensely personal journey into the past that offers vital lessons for the future, Prague Winter combines the intimacy of an autobiography with the drama of an exciting and well-told story—all underpinned by the gravity and intelligence of a serious work of history. The result is a highly readable and incisive work filled with tragedy and triumph, a resonant narrative informed by Albright’s remarkable life experience and her characteristic candor in speaking hard truths.

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📒 Brooches by Lori Ettlinger Gross

Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN_10 : 0847831434
Copyright Year : 2008
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An illustrated history of brooches traces the development of vintage and contemporary pins and clasps from Roman fibulae to today's pieces, in a volume that showcases 175 examples of fine, costume, and artisan jewelry by top designers. 10,000 first printing.

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📒 500 Brooches by Marthe Le Van

Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Publisher : Lark Books
ISBN_10 : 1579906125
Copyright Year : 2005
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Features photographs of contemporary brooches crafted in styles ranging from traditional to avant-garde.

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📒 Behind The Brooch by Lorena Angulo

Genre : Art
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN_10 : 0764345591
Copyright Year : 2014-02-28
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The focus of this book is on the side of the brooch that usually isn't noticed: the reverse. When we encounter an attractive piece of jewelry, our instinct is to admire the front, but when we turn it around, it often reveals a secret. The author lets us in on that secret, typically only shared between the maker and the wearer. Clever brooch makers often adorn the back with items meant to complement the front, or the backside may have a unique, intricate design all its own. When you flip a brooch over in your hand you may find a surprise message, a hidden pattern, or even an unlikely foreign implement. The result is a better understanding of the artist's abilities and personality. Now, you can judge for yourself what the 128 artists respresented in this volume had in mind, and, if you are a jewelry maker, you may be inspired to leave your own unique mark.

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📒 Women Who Brand by Catherine Kaputa

Genre : Education
Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
ISBN_10 : 9781473645240
Copyright Year : 2014-09-09
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Today self-branding is not an option-it's something women need to master. Ofter what's holding women back from career success is that we don't brand ourselves as well as men do. Women Who Brand is about what happens when women take charge of their personal brands and performance success. It's about what happens when women start thinking and acting more confidently, more creatively and more strategically about themselves and their abilities.

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📒 Hell And Other Destinations by Madeleine Albright

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN_10 : 9780062802286
Copyright Year : 2020-04-14
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Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—one of the world’s most admired and tireless public servants—reflects on the final stages of one’s career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir. In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America’s first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. “I don’t want to be remembered,” she answered. “I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last.” In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail—and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age. Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.

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📒 On Pins And Needles by Chloe Taylor

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781442479388
Copyright Year : 2013-06-04
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As Zoey prepares for a sewing contest, she realizes her friendships are also in need of tailoring. In the second book in the Sew Zoey series, things are going great for Zoey on the fashion front: She meets a real designer who tells her she should enter a big sewing contest, and she finds out that her idol, Daphne Shaw, is a fan of her blog! But off the runway, Zoey’s having friend trouble times two. First her best friend Kate gets her braces off—and starts getting a lot of attention from boys, including Zoey’s crush, Lorenzo. Is she still the same sweet Kate on the inside? Then Zoey’s newest friend, Libby, thinks Zoey is friends with her only because her aunt is one of the contest judges. Zoey thought fashion emergencies were tough…but compared to friendship emergencies, they’re a cinch. How can she prove that she’s friends with Libby for the right reasons and fix her relationship with Kate? In a way that is totally Zoey!

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