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The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton to the New Frontiers of American Power - Kim Ghattas
The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton to the New Frontiers of American Power
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The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the worldIn November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama’s secretary... show more
The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the worldIn November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, she set out to repair America’s image around the world—and her own. For the following four years, BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage, and she weaves a fast-paced, gripping account of life on the road with Clinton in The Secretary.With the perspective of one who is both an insider and an outsider, Ghattas draws on extensive interviews with Clinton, administration officials, and players in Washington as well as overseas, to paint an intimate and candid portrait of one of the most powerful global politicians. Filled with fresh insights, The Secretary provides a captivating analysis of Clinton’s brand of diplomacy and the Obama administration’s efforts to redefine American power in the twenty-first century.Populated with a cast of real-life characters, The Secretary tells the story of Clinton’s transformation from popular but polarizing politician to America’s envoy to the world in compelling detail and with all the tension of high stakes diplomacy. From her evolving relationship with President Obama to the drama of WikiLeaks and the turmoil of the Arab Spring, we see Clinton cheerfully boarding her plane at 3 a.m. after no sleep, reading the riot act to the Chinese, and going through her diplomatic checklist before signing on to war in Libya—all the while trying to restore American leadership in a rapidly changing world.Viewed through Ghattas's vantage point as a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen who grew up in the crossfire of the Lebanese civil war, The Secretary is also the author’s own journey as she seeks to answer the questions that haunted her childhood. How powerful is America really? And, if it is in decline, who or what will replace it and what will it mean for America and the world?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780805095111 (080509511X)
ASIN: 080509511X
Publisher: Times Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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mrmapcase
mrmapcase rated it
3.0 The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
Kim Ghattas provides an intriguing and comprehensive look into Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State and varied statesmen and royalty she has contact with. She provides a thoughtful commentary on the varied trips, with insight brought from her own life while growing up in Lebanon. It is nice ...
Denise
Denise rated it
3.0 The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
In her rush to be one of the first to publish a book about Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State Kim Ghattas creates a unique but lacking view into American foreign relations. Ghattas' childhood in Lebanon allows her to view American foreign relations differently than others. This ended up en...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
5.0 The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
There are at least two aspects of this book by BBC correspondent Kim Ghattas that make it particularly interesting. It’s almost as if two books coexist between its covers, one written by an insider and the other by an outsider. Ghattas, born in Lebanon, covered the US State Department while Hillary ...
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