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  • Madam Secretary

  • A Memoir
  • By: Madeleine Albright
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Albright
  • Length: 24 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

A national best seller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. For eight years, during Bill Clinton's two presidential terms, Albright was a high-level participant in some of the most dramatic events of our time - from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO's intervention in the Balkans to America's troubled relations with Iran and Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first biography- not disappointed

  • By MagikPen on 17-07-15

A personal first-hand account of world events

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Reviewed: 27-04-15

I enjoyed the combination of the deeply personal and the thorough analysis of the political dilemmas and decisions of the 1990s especially. It gave me the feeling of having been in the room.

  • This Time Is Different

  • Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
  • By: Carmen Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. This book proves that premise wrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the general reader

  • By James on 20-11-11

A great Economics book, unfortunately without data

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-13

Tis is a really interesting, in-depth study of financial, currency and debt crises. It is possible to follow the content in an audiobook, but it is unfortunate that one can only imagine the graphs and tables that are referred to. Would it not be possible to download these as PDFs together with the audiobook?