Dimensions: 656 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.9 in
Published: June 10, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476751447
ISBN - 13: 9781476751443
From the Publisher
Hillary 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
"All of us face hard choices in our lives," Hillary Rodham Clinton
writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the
center 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 United States Senate. To her
surprise, her former 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, traveled 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 women, 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 master class 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.
About the Author
Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1947 - Hillary Diane Rodham was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Dorothy and Hugh Rodham. She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois with her two younger brothers. As a child, she was a Girl Scout and a member of the local Methodist youth group. She attended Wellesley College, beginning in 1965, graduated with honors and enrolled in Yale Law School, which is where she met Bill Clinton. She served on the Board of Editors of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action. In 1973, she became a staff attorney for the Children's Defense Fund. In 1974, she joined the Impeachment Inquiry staff of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House Representatives to work on the Watergate impeachment proceedings. She then left Washington to go to Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton in 1975. They both taught on the law faculty of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In 1980, their daughter Chelsea was born. Hillary was the first lady of Arkansas for twelve years and worked on behalf of children and families. Hillary chaired the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital and introduced a pioneering program called Arkansas' Home Instruction Program for Preschool youth, which trains parents to work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy. Hillary was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984.
"Clinton goes into deep detail about her work in Asia, Iraq and
Afghanistan, Latin America, and other hot spots around the globe.
She details her vision for U.S. foreign policy and the role of
diplomacy. Along the way, she introduces readers to a who's who of
world leaders and gives insight into the way they think and do