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THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST A Memoir

by | Read by Samantha Power

Biography & Memoir • 21 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Samantha Power's appealing voice exhibits gravitas, humility, and humor in this remarkable memoir. She is clear and compelling as she reflects on multiple turning points in her life--emigrating from Ireland as a child, visiting Dachau and Anne Frank's house, reporting on the Bosnian genocide, being a foreign policy advisor to President Obama, and becoming U.N. ambassador. Power struggles to retain her natural activism--a desire for American intervention to stem human rights abuses--while operating within the real constraints of American governmental and military institutions. Managing a young family along with a super-busy professional life generates lighter moments. It's hard not to giggle when her son Declan stomps away after unsuccessfully trying to get her attention during a political crisis, muttering "Putin, Putin, Putin. When will it be Declan, Declan, Declan?" A.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9780062956507 $65.99 • Eighteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780062956484 $42.99

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