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The Secretary
Author: Kim Ghattas

ISBN: 9780805098686
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1 April 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.6 x 2.7
Written with the full cooperation of Hillary Clinton and her staff, The Secretary is the first book of its kind: a detailed look at an intensely private woman - arguably the most powerful woman in the world - from an author with both an insider and a global perspective.

The Secretary tells the story of Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State: from the first days of the Obama administration, to the drama of Wikileaks, to the "Arab Spring" uprisings, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the standoff with Iran. Though Ghattas eyes, we see Clinton under the intense professional spotlight commanded by the world's chief diplomat, but also in the softer lighting of the more personal nuances of foreign relations - cheerfully boarding her plane at 5 AM after no sleep, committing an embarrassing blunder while going off-script at an Israeli press conference, handily working out some limo ride diplomacy between the Turks and the Armenians.

Viewed through Ghattas vantage point as a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen who grew up in the crossfire of the Lebanon civil war - and her personal quest to understand America's place in a rapidly changing global landsc...

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