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.
How long since I last saw The sun sink low behind Petrin Hill? With tearful eyes I gazed at you, Prague, Enveloped in your evening shadows. How long since I last heard the pleasant rush of water Over the weir in the Vltava river? I have long since forgotten the bustling life of Wenceslas Square. Those unknown corners in the Old Town, Those shady nooks and sleepy canals, How are they? They cannot be grieving for me As I do for them . . . Prague, you fairy tale in stone, how well I remember! Petr Ginz (1928-1944) Terezin
To those who did not survive but taught us how to live - and why
I was fifty-nine when I began serving as U.S. secretary of state.
It is not what we find, but the reason we cannot stop looking and striving, that tells us why we are here.