THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
Samantha Power founded the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and is now a faculty affiliate. From 1993 to 1996 she covered the wars in Yugoslavia as a reporter for US News and the Economist. A native of Ireland, she moved to the US in 1979 at the age of nine, and graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
AN IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER
AN OBAMA FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2019
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY:
The New York Times * Time * The Economist * The Washington Post * Vanity Fair * Times Literary Supplement
'Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read
for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world.'
'Samantha Power's book is honest, personal, revealing. It is
about the development of a young woman's inner strength and
self-knowledge. But it is also a political book, alert to both the
power of political will and its limitations.'
'A beautiful memoir about the times we're living in and the
questions we must ask ourselves ... I honestly couldn't put it
'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'
New York Times
'One of the best-written political memoirs of recent years' Fareed Zakaria
'It's a profound, heart wrenching, uplifting, and emotional
journey through her life and what she's seen'
'An unusually engaging political memoir...Power is an excellent
storyteller, with a deft touch with anecdotes and a nice sense of
Times Literary Supplement
'Refreshingly frank and self-deprecating ... An energizing
reminder that conscience has a place in the process of shaping
'Uniquely personal and absorbing ... A riveting fly-on-the wall
'Engaging ... Power's memoir is an insider's account of
foreign-policy-making, and an intensely personal one.'
'Lively ... And strikingly personal ...[Power] writes vividly and lucidly here about her turn in the international spotlight.'