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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
"What can one person do?" At a time of upheaval and division, Samantha Power offers an urgent response to this question - and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist brings an unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. It 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 Capital 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. A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Power transports us from her chlidhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stsakes diplomacy. Humorous and deeply honest, The Education of an Idealist 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. --
Assigning source
From dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Power, Samantha
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E901.1.P69
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power, Samantha
  • Ambassadors
  • Journalists
  • Obama, Barack
  • Irish
  • United States
  • Obama, Barack
  • Power, Samantha
  • United Nations
  • Journalists
  • Ambassadors
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Employees
  • Friendship
  • Human rights workers
  • Irish
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
The education of an idealist : a memoir, Samantha Power
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
  • 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
  • Part one.
  • Victory.
  • Part two.
  • No manual
  • Can we go home now?
  • April 24th
  • Turnaround
  • Toolbox
  • Revolutions
  • All necessary measures
  • Let's pray they accomplish something
  • Ireland
  • 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
  • America
  • The golden door
  • Exit, voice, loyalty
  • Shrink the change
  • The end
  • Afterword
  • Loss
  • Dignity
  • Tank man
  • Doers
  • Risk
Control code
on1114332843
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062820693
Lccn
2019303645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1114332843
Label
The education of an idealist : a memoir, Samantha Power
Publication
Copyright
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
  • 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
  • Part one.
  • Victory.
  • Part two.
  • No manual
  • Can we go home now?
  • April 24th
  • Turnaround
  • Toolbox
  • Revolutions
  • All necessary measures
  • Let's pray they accomplish something
  • Ireland
  • 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
  • America
  • The golden door
  • Exit, voice, loyalty
  • Shrink the change
  • The end
  • Afterword
  • Loss
  • Dignity
  • Tank man
  • Doers
  • Risk
Control code
on1114332843
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062820693
Lccn
2019303645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1114332843

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