HRC

State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

By Jonathan Allen; Amie Parnes; Kimberly Farr (Read by)
(Random House Audio Publishing Group, Compact Disc, 9780804149259, 13pp.)

Publication Date: February 11, 2014

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The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circle
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.

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Jonathan Allen lectures in ICT in Education at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, where he is the Director of the Graduate Teacher Programme.



Beth Gutcheon is the critically acclaimed author of eight previous novels: "The New Girls", "Still Missing", "Domestic Pleasures", "Saying Grace", "Five Fortunes", "More Than You Know", "Leeway Cottage", and "Good-bye and Amen". She is the writer of several film scripts, including the Academy Award nominee "The Children of Theatre Street". She lives in New York City.
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