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The Education of an Idealist

The Education of an Idealist

  • 作者: Power, Samantha
  • 原文出版社:Dey Street Books
  • 出版日期:2019/09/10
  • 語言:英文
  • 定價:1050
  • 優惠價:599
  • 優惠期限:2020年09月08日止
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內容簡介

  現實並不會同情理想主義者,世界也不會對懷抱夢想的人特別寬容。
  一個人可以實現什麼?又該如何在重重挑戰之下,依然不放棄自己的初衷?
  前美國駐聯合國大使鮑爾,溫暖而勵志的人生旅程


  Samantha Power有著光輝的人生成就,不僅是普立茲獎得主,身為駐外戰地記者,因歐巴馬的慧眼發掘,加入競選團隊,最終受邀成為白宮智庫的成員,致力提升人權,更於2013年接任世界上最有權力的外交職務──擔任史上最年輕的美國駐聯合國大使。常人聽來勝利組的人生道路,卻絕不是一條平順的康莊大道。

  Samantha 引領讀者回顧自己的生命史,走過年幼時期都柏林的街道,戰火紛飛的波士尼亞,以及白宮及聯合國中充滿挑戰的角力現場。那些人生中深具決定性的時刻,牽動的是世界局勢的走向,也拉扯著她的內心,試圖在永不停歇的工作崗位,同時成為兩個孩子的母親。

  引人入勝的故事情節、鮮活的人物描繪,與深刻的政治觀察洞見,本書記錄她在各種嚴峻挑戰迎面而來時,如何在現實與理念、改革與實務之間找尋平衡。以自己的經歷訴說著:一個理想主義者可以如何改變世界,而為了改變世界無所動搖的決心──是我們每個人體內蘊藏的力量。(文/博客來編譯)

  NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER

  “A must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world.”―President Barack Obama

  “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.”―THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, The New York Times Book Review

  “Honest, personal, revealing… about the development of a young woman’s inner strength and self-knowledge.”―COLM TÓIBÍN, author of Brooklyn and Nora Webster

  “Truly engrossing.”―RACHEL MADDOW

  An intimate, powerful, and galvanizing memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner, human rights advocate, and former UN Ambassador Samantha Power.

  In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?" and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power’s distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama’s human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role.

  Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy. Humorous and deeply honest, The Education of an Idealist lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power’s memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.

Review

  “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.”
(THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, The New York Times Book Review )

  “[Power] is a very good writer, which makes it more fun and truly engrossing to read a memoir about a former U.S. official….A pleasure to read.” (RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC)

  “Power writes movingly about everything…and she delivers one of the best-written political memoirs of recent years.” (FAREED ZAKARIA, CNN  )

  “Power writes with heart about her upbringing ― in Ireland, Pittsburgh and Atlanta ― and she is especially poignant when recounting a few traumatic episodes… Still, the book is suffused with humor, and [President Obama] furnishes the funniest anecdotes that don’t come from her charming children…The Education of an Idealist is a moving account of how to serve righteously, or at least how to try.” (The Washington Post)

  “Amid the flood of memoirs from Obama administration veterans, Power’s stands out as worth reading. For starters, she’s a better writer than a lot of them—she was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author long before she got into government. She’s also done more that’s worth reading about. Like the best journalists, Power has a gift for finding the perfect anecdote to illustrate a larger idea or theme, and this is the rare political memoir where you definitely shouldn’t skim the “early years” chapters. (Slate)
  
  “Engaging….Power’s memoir is an insider’s account of foreign-policy-making, and an intensely personal one.” (The Economist)

  “Lively…and strikingly personal…[Power] writes vividly and lucidly here about her turn in the international spotlight.” (Vogue)

  "Power is a master story-teller . . . a brilliant self-portrait of an outsider turned insider, who is forced to grapple with the challenges that brings, and does so honestly."  (The Independent (Ireland))

  "A uniquely personal and absorbing account of [Power's] time at the heart of US foreign policy . . . Power's book gives a riveting fly-on-the wall insight into the Obama administration's foreign-policy decision-making and the inner workings of the United Nations."  (The Irish Times )

  “In this gripping and revelatory memoir, Power chronicles, with vibrant precision and stunning candor, her best and worst moments navigating the obstacle courses within the White House and the UN, daunting global crises, and personal struggles. She is utterly compelling in her eye-witness accounts of violence and political standoffs and shrewdly witty in her tales about balancing diplomacy and motherhood.” (Booklist, starred review )

 

作者介紹

Author

Samantha Power


  Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as US Ambassador to the United Nations. From 2009 to 2013, Power worked on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power’s book “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Sergio: One Man’s Fight to Save the World. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries including Bosnia, East Timor, Rwanda, and Sudan, and she has been named by TIME as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People and by Forbes as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She immigrated to the United States from Ireland as a child, and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Cass Sunstein, and their two children.

 

詳細資料

  • ISBN:9780062820693
  • 規格:精裝 / 592頁 / 23.1 x 15.7 x 4.6 cm / 普通級

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