By Kim Ghattas
THE FIRST within ACCOUNT TO BE released approximately HILLARY CLINTON'S TIME AS SECRETARY OF kingdom, ANCHORED by way of GHATTAS'S personal point of view AND HER QUEST to appreciate AMERICA'S position on this 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 picture round the world―and her personal. For the subsequent 4 years, BBC international correspondent Kim Ghattas had unprecedented entry to Clinton and her entourage, and he or she weaves a fast paced, gripping account of existence at the street with Clinton in The Secretary.
With the viewpoint of 1 who's either an insider and an interloper, Ghattas attracts on huge interviews with Clinton, management officers, and avid gamers in Washington in addition to in a foreign country, to color an intimate and candid portrait of 1 of the main strong international politicians. full of clean insights, The Secretary offers an enthralling 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 the entire rigidity 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, analyzing the revolt act to the chinese language, and facing her diplomatic record ahead of signing directly to conflict in Libya―all the whereas attempting to fix American management in a speedily 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 struggle, The Secretary can also be the author's personal trip as she seeks to respond to the questions that haunted her adolescence. How strong is the USA rather? And, whether it is in decline, who or what's going to change it and what is going to it suggest for the USA and the world?