"Read My Pins"
By Madeline AlbrightHarper, 176 pages, $40
Jewelry isn’t ordinarily a tool of political persuasion, but in this beautiful book, Madeleine Albright, American ambassador to the United Nations and then the nation’s first female secretary of state, tells the compelling story of how these small objects became part of her “personal diplomatic arsenal.” Albright tells stories about many pins — for instance, a turtle for a slow negotiation, a crab for her aggravation — while many more of the nearly 200 are featured in the book’s “Pindex,” and they range from the lavish Swarovski to her thrift-shop favorites.
Editor's choice: "Read My Pins" by Madeline Albright
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