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'Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world' Barack Obama

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY:

The New York Times * Time * The Economist * The Washington Post * Vanity Fair * Times Literary Supplement



'What can one person do?' In this vibrant, galvanizing 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.

NOW WITH UPDATED AFTERWORD

 

Details

ISBN: 9780008274924
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 592
Publication Date: 4 Feb 2021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 4(W)
Weight (gm): 460

 

Reviews

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

AN IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER

AN OBAMA FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2019

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY:
The New York Times * Time * The Economist * The Washington Post * Vanity Fair * Times Literary Supplement

'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 Toibin

'A beautiful memoir about the times we're living in and the questions we must ask ourselves ... I honestly couldn't put it down'
Cheryl Strayed

'This is a wonderful book ... The interweaving of Power's personal story, family story, diplomatic history and moral arguments is executed seamlessly and with unblinking honesty'
New York Times

'One of the best-written political memoirs of recent years' Fareed Zakaria

'It's a profound, heart wrenching, uplifting, and emotional journey through her life and what she's seen'
Sophia Bush

'An unusually engaging political memoir...Power is an excellent storyteller, with a deft touch with anecdotes and a nice sense of humour.'
Times Literary Supplement

'Refreshingly frank and self-deprecating ... An energizing reminder that conscience has a place in the process of shaping foreign policy'
TIME Magazine

'Uniquely personal and absorbing ... A riveting fly-on-the wall insight.'
Irish Times

'Engaging ... Power's memoir is an insider's account of foreign-policy-making, and an intensely personal one.'
Economist

'Lively ... And strikingly personal ...[Power] writes vividly and lucidly here about her turn in the international spotlight.'
Vogue

 

Author Biography

Samantha Power founded the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and is now a faculty affiliate. From 1993 to 1996 she covered the wars in Yugoslavia as a reporter for US News and the Economist. A native of Ireland, she moved to the US in 1979 at the age of nine, and graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School.
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