Read My Pins - Signed Copy
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Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box
In response to Madeleine Albright’s criticism of Saddam Hussein, the dictator’s poet-in-residence called the ambassador “an unparalleled serpent.” Her answering volley? She wore a snake pin with the unspoken diplomatic message: don’t tread on me. Ever after, pins were part of her diplomatic signature. Take a look at Albright’s life through the array of brooches she wore, dime-store to designer. Hardcover, 176 pages, 200 photographs. 8.5" x 9.75"
Inspired by objects in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Behring Center.
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