It took 208 years for an American woman to take office as the Secretary of State. From 1789, when John Jay was Secretary, to 1997, when Madeleine Albright was named to the post, all Secretaries were men. The 3 women who eventually became Secretary of State were each fascinating in their own right and represented the United States’ foreign affairs during some very tumultuous times. They are Madeleine Albright (1997-2001), Condoleezza Rice (2005-2009) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (2009-2013). Read the Monrovia Public Library’s books by and about these dignified and interesting women.
Madame Secretary: A Memoir
Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat’s Jewel Box
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
The Secretary: A Journey With Hillary Clinton From Beirut to the Heart of American Power