2016 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States
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).
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by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tim Kaine
by Kirsten Gillibrand, Hillary Rodham Clinton
by Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
by Hillary Jordan
by Judith Mackrell
by Rachel Cooke
by Carlotta Walls Lanier, Lisa Frazier Page, Bill Clinton
by Val McDermid
by Lisa Earle McLeod
by Kathleen McGowan
"ClintonÕs audiobook recounts her tenure as secretary of state and focuses on the decisions she made while managing President ObamaÕs foreign policies. It sheds new light on U.S. actions regarding Iraq, China, Israel, and other world hot spots and shows Clinton to be a thoughtful and, at times, embattled statesperson. Kathleen Chalfant is the main narrator, although Clinton lends her voice to the introduction and other sections of the book. Clinton speaks well, but Chalfant does the hard work. She has an open, friendly voice, and her pacing and diction are excellent. However, while she varies her pitch enough to keep the story moving, Chalfant sounds much like Clinton. This is fine on one level as ClintonÕs voice is so well known, but the artistic choice prevents her from putting her narrative mark on the book. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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