By Kim Ghattas
The first within account to be released approximately Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of nation, anchored by means of Ghattas's personal point of view and her quest to appreciate America's position within the world
In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to paintings for her former rival. As President Barack Obama’s secretary of kingdom, she got down to fix America’s picture round the world—and her personal. For the subsequent 4 years, BBC international correspondent Kim Ghattas had extraordinary entry to Clinton and her entourage, and she or he weaves a fast paced, 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 vast 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. 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 strength 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 flesh presser to America’s envoy to the area in compelling aspect and with the entire 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, examining the insurrection act to the chinese language, and facing her diplomatic record earlier than signing directly to struggle 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 can be the author’s personal trip as she seeks to respond to the questions that haunted her adolescence. How robust is the US rather? And, whether it is in decline, who or what is going to substitute it and what's going to it suggest for the United States and the realm?