Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton



Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside look at the choices and challenges she has faced is “a subtle, finely calibrated work…with succinct and often shrewd appraisals of the complex web of political, economic, and historical forces in play around the world” (The New York Times).

In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton expected to return to the United States Senate. To her surprise, newly elected President Barack Obama asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. “Hard Choices is a richly detailed and compelling chronicle of Clinton’s role in the foreign initiatives and crises that defined the first term of the Obama administration…it teems with small, entertaining details about her interactions with foreign leaders (Los Angeles Times).

Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. Along the way, they grappled with tough dilemmas, 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 gained a truly global perspective on the major trends reshaping today’s landscape.

In Hard Choices, “a rich and lively narrative” (Entertainment Weekly), Hillary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive. This “memoir is serious, sober, and substantive” (The New York Times Book Review).

What will you learn from this book

  1. Diplomatic Career: The book delves into Hillary Clinton's tenure as United States Secretary of State, covering her diplomatic efforts, foreign policy initiatives, and challenges faced on the global stage.

  2. Global Issues: It explores Clinton's engagement with a wide range of global issues, including diplomacy, human rights, climate change, economic development, and security.

  3. Leadership Style: The autobiography likely discusses Clinton's leadership style, decision-making process, and her approach to navigating complex international relations.

  4. Foreign Policy Challenges: It covers the foreign policy challenges encountered during Clinton's tenure, such as the Arab Spring, conflicts in the Middle East, relations with Russia and China, and nuclear proliferation.

  5. Women's Rights and Empowerment: The book may highlight Clinton's advocacy for women's rights and empowerment globally, including initiatives to promote gender equality, education, and healthcare.

  6. Regional Focus: It delves into Clinton's engagements with specific regions and countries, including her efforts in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

  7. Security and Counterterrorism: The autobiography likely discusses Clinton's role in addressing security threats, counterterrorism efforts, and strategies for maintaining global stability.

  8. Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy: It covers Clinton's engagements in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, including negotiations, partnerships, and collaborations with other nations and international organizations.

  9. Crisis Management: The book may include insights into Clinton's involvement in crisis management situations, such as humanitarian crises, natural disasters, and political unrest.

  10. Legacy and Reflections: Finally, "Hard Choices" reflects on Hillary Clinton's legacy as Secretary of State, her contributions to U.S. foreign policy, and her reflections on the challenges and opportunities of global leadership.

Language English
ISBN-10 1471131521
ISBN-13 9781471131523
No of pages 535
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Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
Published Date 01 Jan 2005

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Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton

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