• Hard Choices: A Memoir See large image

    Hard Choices: A Memoir (Hardback) By (author) Hillary Rodham Clinton

    $25.06 - Save $7.38 22% off - RRP $32.44 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionHILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Hard Choices

    Title
    Hard Choices
    Subtitle
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,012 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471131509
    ISBN 10: 1471131505
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, JPQ, HBJK
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    Libri: ENGM2000, USAA5066
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, HIS037080
    Libri: ERIN2066, CLIN6000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JM
    BISAC V2.8: POL030000, HIS036070
    DC23: 973.932092
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    10 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON served as the US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady and Senator. She is the author of several bestselling books, including her memoir, Living History, and her groundbreaking work on children, It Takes a Village.