Lessons from the Edge by Marie Yovanovitch audiobook

Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir

By Marie Yovanovitch
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An inspiring and urgent memoir by the former US ambassador to Ukraine, a pioneering diplomat who spent her career advancing democracy in the post-Soviet world and who electrified the nation by speaking truth to power during the first impeachment of President Trump. By the time she became US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch had seen her share of corruption, instability, and tragedy in developing countries. But it came as a shock when, in early 2019, she was recalled from her post after a smear campaign by President Trump’s personal attorney and his associates: men operating outside of normal governmental channels and apparently motivated by personal gain. Her courageous participation in the subsequent impeachment inquiry earned Yovanovitch the nation’s respect, and her dignified response to the president’s attacks won our hearts. She has reclaimed her own narrative, first with her lauded congressional testimony and now with this memoir. A child of parents who survived Soviet and Nazi terror, Yovanovitch reveals how her life and work have taught her the preciousness of democracy, as well as the dangers of corruption. Lessons from the Edge follows the arc of her career as she develops into the person we came to know during the impeachment proceedings.

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A New York Times Bestseller

A Publishers Marketplace Pick of Buzz Books for 2021

An inspiring and urgent memoir by the former US ambassador to Ukraine, a pioneering diplomat who spent her career advancing democracy in the post-Soviet world and who electrified the nation by speaking truth to power during the first impeachment of President Trump.

By the time she became US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch had seen her share of corruption, instability, and tragedy in developing countries. But it came as a shock when, in early 2019, she was recalled from her post after a smear campaign by President Trump’s personal attorney and his associates: men operating outside of normal governmental channels and apparently motivated by personal gain.

Her courageous participation in the subsequent impeachment inquiry earned Yovanovitch the nation’s respect, and her dignified response to the president’s attacks won our hearts. She has reclaimed her own narrative, first with her lauded congressional testimony and now with this memoir.

A child of parents who survived Soviet and Nazi terror, Yovanovitch reveals how her life and work have taught her the preciousness of democracy, as well as the dangers of corruption. Lessons from the Edge follows the arc of her career as she develops into the person we came to know during the impeachment proceedings.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Full of shrewd insights and bitter ironies, Yovanovitch’s saga offers a revealing insider’s take on the labyrinth of foreign policy and on one of the most sordid episodes of Trump’s presidency.” Publishers Weekly
“In this riveting, fast-paced account…Yovanovitch reveals how our diplomats serve as the front line of our national security…A must-read for anyone interested in understanding how best to advance US interests abroad.” General John Abizaid (US Army, Ret.), former senior defense adviser to Ukraine
“At turns moving and gripping and always inspiring…A powerful testament to a uniquely American life well-lived and a remarkable career of dedicated public service at the highest levels of government.” Fiona Hill, author of There Is Nothing for You Here
“A brilliant, engaging, and inspiring memoir…essential reading for current policymakers, aspiring public servants, and anyone who cares about America’s role in the world.” Madeleine K. Albright, former US secretary of state

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Author Bio: Marie Yovanovitch

Author Bio: Marie Yovanovitch

Marie Yovanovitch served as the US ambassador to Ukraine, the Republic of Armenia, and the Kyrgyz Republic, in addition to numerous other senior government positions. She retired from the State Department in 2020.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 17.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English