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 inside of ACCOUNT TO BE released approximately HILLARY CLINTON'S TIME AS SECRETARY OF country, ANCHORED via GHATTAS'S personal viewpoint AND HER QUEST to appreciate AMERICA'S position on the earth.

In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to paintings for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of nation, she got down to fix America's photograph round the world―and her personal. For the next 4 years, BBC international correspondent Kim Ghattas had unheard of 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 abroad, to color an intimate and candid portrait of 1 of the main robust international politicians. jam-packed with clean insights, The Secretary offers 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 well known yet polarizing baby-kisser to America's envoy to the area in compelling aspect and with all of the stress of excessive stakes international relations. From her evolving courting with President Obama to the drama of WikiLeaks and the turmoil of the Arab Spring, we see Clinton cheerfully boarding her airplane at three a.m. after no sleep, studying the insurrection act to the chinese language, and facing her diplomatic list sooner than signing directly to warfare in Libya―all the whereas attempting to repair American management in a swiftly altering world.

Viewed via Ghattas's vantage element 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 formative years. How robust is the United States quite? And, whether it is in decline, who or what is going to change it and what's going to it suggest for the US and the world?

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