State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Book - 2014
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This is a riveting biography which combines deep reporting and West Wing-esque storytelling to reveal the strategising, machinations and last minute decision-making that have accompanied one of the greatest political comebacks in history. The story of Hillary's phoenix-like rise is at the heart of HRC, a thrilling political biography that journeys deep into the heart of "Hillaryland" to discover a brilliant strategist at work. Masterfully unfolded by two White House correspondents, HRC offers a rare look inside the merciless Clinton political machine. Drawing on over two hundred top-access interviews with Hillary's intimates, colleagues, supporters, and enemies, it portrays a seasoned operator who negotiates political and diplomatic worlds with equal savvy. Loathed by the Obama team in the wake of the primary, Hillary worked to become his greatest ally, their fates intertwined in the work of re-establishing America on the world stage after the disastrous Bush years. HRC puts readers in the room with Hillary during the most intense and pivotal moments of this era, as she mulls over the president-elect's offer to join the administration, pulls the strings to build a coalition for his war against Libya, and scrambles to deal with the fallout of the terrible events in Benghazi all while keeping one eye focused on 2016.
Publisher: London :, Hutchinson,, 2014.
Branch Call Number: 973.929 CLI
Characteristics: 440 pages, [8] pages of plates :,colour illustrations, colour portraits ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Parnes, Amie
Alternative Title: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Notes: Includes bibliographic references (pages [411-429]) and index.


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Sep 04, 2018

Frontline: Putin's Revenge.

Nov 17, 2014

[I do agree that HRC transformed the State Department: she hired so an unheard amount of former CIA types - - already croweded with NOC types from the CIA to begin with. HRC will further destroy women's jobs with her promotion of charter schools {women make up the preponderence of teachers, and they are shrinking in number with each new charter school} HRC's endorsements to date: gov't of China, head choppers of Saudi Arabia, Charles Koch, Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, George Soros, the Rothschilds of London, et cetera!]
An Eve Ensler quote [global activist and author of The Vagina Monologues] on Hillary Clinton: "I'm not comfortable with anyone Kissinger would be comfortable with." [Discussing Henry Kissinger's comment that he would be comfortable with a Hillary Clinton presidency.] A book written by a political flack and hack possessing little to no value. Just remember, please, HRC is against single payer, and women pay the most in healthcare costs [i.e., anti-woman once again, added to those anit-choice vote while in the senate] and also against paid family leave. As SecState, HRC appointed former Dick Cheney policy advisor, Victoria Nuland [another neocon, of course]; assume Dick Cheney wasn't available? Also, HRC appointed Bush inner circle guy, Marc Grossman. She's pro-jobs offshoring, warmongering, and simply not an authentic democrat - - what's to like? Yes, while at State $6 billion went missing, another Wall Street honey.

Nov 02, 2014

Less than satisfactory book about Hillary Clinton's time at Foggy Bottom. Does provide insight as to the continued conflict between her and Barack Obama which was exacerbated by the fact she brought her 2008 campaign advisors with her to State while Obama, of course, brought his to the White House. In the end one gets the impression they were a lot like Canada's Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin - they hated each other but could not do without each other either.

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