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H R C

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H R C

State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

By Jonathan Allen; Amie Parnes

Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780804136778, 464pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2015

Description
The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circle andfeaturing a new introductionfrom the authors
Hillary Clinton's surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years later, she has reemerged as an even more powerful and influential figure, a formidable stateswoman and the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, marking one of the great political comebacks in history.
The story of Hillary's phoenixlike rise is at the heart of "HRC, " a riveting political biography that journeys into the heart of Hillaryland to discover a brilliant strategist at work. Masterfully unfolded by "Politico "s" "Jonathan Allen and "The Hill"'s Amie Parnes from more than two hundred top-access interviews with Hillary's intimates, colleagues, supporters, and enemies, "HRC" portrays a seasoned operator who negotiates political and diplomatic worlds with equal savvy. Loathed by the Obama team in the wake of the primary, Hillary worked to become the president's greatest ally, their fates intertwined in the work of reestablishing America on the world stage. "HRC" puts readers in the room with Hillary during the most intense and pivotal moments of this era, as she mulls the president-elect's offer to join the administration, pulls the strings to build a coalition for his war against Libya, and scrambles to deal with the falloutfrom the terrible events in Benghazi all while keeping one eye focused on 2016.
"HRC" offers a rare look inside the merciless Clinton political machine, as Bill Clinton handled the messy business of avenging Hillary's primary loss while she tried to remain above the partisan fray. Exploring her friendships and alliances with Robert Gates, David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, and the president himself, Allen and Parnes show how Hillary fundamentally transformed the State Department through the force of her celebrity and her unparalleled knowledge of how power works in Washington. Filled with deep reporting andimmersivestorytelling, this remarkable portrait of the most important female politician in American history is an essential inside look at the woman who may be our next president.


About the Author
JONATHAN ALLENcovers the White House and the 2016 presidential campaign forBloomberg News. An award-winning reporter, he has alsowritten extensively about Congress and national politics, and he appears frequently as a political analyst on national television news programs. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Asher and Emma.

AMIE PARNES is the White House correspondent for"The Hill"newspaper in Washington, where she covers the Obama Administration. A ten-year veteran of political journalism, she traveled with the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns while covering the 2008 presidential race for"POLITICO." She appears frequently on MSNBC and has also been featured on CNN, Fox News and other networks. "From the Hardcover edition.""