The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

Kim Ghattas


THE FIRST within ACCOUNT TO BE released approximately HILLARY CLINTON'S TIME AS SECRETARY OF kingdom, ANCHORED through GHATTAS'S personal viewpoint AND HER QUEST to appreciate AMERICA'S position on the planet.

In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to paintings for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of country, she got down to fix America's photograph round the world―and her personal. For the subsequent 4 years, BBC overseas correspondent Kim Ghattas had extraordinary entry to Clinton and her entourage, and she or he weaves a fast moving, gripping account of existence at the highway with Clinton in The Secretary.

With the point of view of 1 who's either an insider and an intruder, Ghattas attracts on broad interviews with Clinton, management officers, and gamers in Washington in addition to out of the country, to color an intimate and candid portrait of 1 of the main strong worldwide politicians. packed with clean insights, The Secretary presents a charming research of Clinton's model of international relations and the Obama administration's efforts to redefine American energy within the twenty-first century.

Populated with a solid of real-life characters, The Secretary tells the tale of Clinton's transformation from renowned yet polarizing flesh presser to America's envoy to the area in compelling element and with the entire rigidity of excessive stakes international relations. From her evolving dating with President Obama to the drama of WikiLeaks and the turmoil of the Arab Spring, we see Clinton cheerfully boarding her aircraft at three a.m. after no sleep, interpreting the rebel act to the chinese language, and dealing with her diplomatic record earlier than signing directly to conflict in Libya―all the whereas attempting to repair American management in a swiftly altering world.

Viewed via Ghattas's vantage aspect as a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen who grew up within the crossfire of the Lebanese civil conflict, The Secretary is usually the author's personal trip as she seeks to respond to the questions that haunted her youth. How strong is the United States rather? And, whether it is in decline, who or what's going to exchange it and what is going to it suggest for the US and the world?

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