Madeleine: "What fascinates me-and what serves as a central theme of this book-is why we make the choices we do. What prompts one person to act boldly in a moment of crisis and a second to seek shelter in the crowd? Why do some people become stronger in the face of adversity while others quickly lose heart? What separates the bully from the protector?"
By exploring her earliest years in Prague and war years in England, Madeleine Albright relives the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia not realizing until years later that many of her relatives including 3 of her grandparents had died in the Holocaust.