She was born in Czechoslovakia. Her father was Josef Korbel. She was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996. Ninety-nine United States Senators voted to confirm her. No senator voted against her. She was sworn in (taking office) on January 23, 1997. She is currently a professor at Georgetown University.
- Madam Secretary (2003)
- The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006)
- Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership (2008).
- Read My Pins (2009).
- Madeleine Albright's House in Purcellville, VA (Google Maps) Retrieved 2018-05-08.
- "Biography: Madeleine Korbel Albright". Secretary.state.gov. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- Albright, Madeleine (2009-09-29). "Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright". Harpercollins.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
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