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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton Hardcover – Deckle Edge, February 11, 2014

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"Books on contemporary political figures rarely have pinpoint timing, but this one does... [Allen and Parnes's] most persuasive accomplishment is to show, backed by impressive detail, the ways in which Clinton never really abandoned domestic politics." –Jodi Kantor, New York Times Book Review

"[HRC] provides useful context and intelligent analysis, and a highly readable account of her tenure at Foggy Bottom... pumped full of colorful you-are-there details." –Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Deeply reported... a revealing window into the le Carré-like layers of intrigue that develop when a celebrity politician who is married to another celebrity politician loses to yet another celebrity politician, and goes on to serve the politician who defeated her." Washington Post

"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton manages the rare feat of being both important and entertaining. It opens with a juicy chapter detailing the punishment and reward of Bill and Hillary’s political enemies and friends. But the meat of HRC is its narration of her role in tackling crises in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Libya — an amazingly tumultuous period that provides the best preview of what a Hillary Clinton presidency might look like, at least for foreign policy." New York magazine

"A character-driven psychodrama, chockablock with sweaty descriptions of its players… It's no easy feat to wring page-turning narrative juice from four years of state craft, but Allen and Parnes have relied on 200 sources…to get them the gossipy goods."—Los Angeles Times
 
"A thoroughly reported and well-written chronicle of Clinton’s comeback and her tenure at the State Department."Christian Science Monitor

"Full of the inside baseball that political junkies love and on which opposition researchers thrive. Great stuff to light the hot stove of the off-season." –Hugh Hewitt, The Washington Examiner

About the Author

JONATHAN ALLEN covers the White House and the 2016 presidential campaign for Bloomberg News. An award-winning reporter, he has also written 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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publishers; 1st edition (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804136750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804136754
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are several books about Hillary Clinton that have been advertised recently (including her latest memoir) but this is a good wrap-up of her most recent role as Secretary of State. The authors are obviously well-connected and provided a lot of inside information (although with many unnamed sources). Clinton is a compelling subject and her personality shines through here as she deals with working for a former campaign rival and managing expectations as the most visible face for foreign policy. While the book did highlight some of her shortcomings, I thought it was mostly a favorable account of her last seven years of work. I found this book extremely interesting but definitely political and I am sure it will not be for everyone. I received this book through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton tells the story of Hillary Rodham Clinton from the time of her 2008 defeat for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States, to the present, as she contemplates another run for the big prize. Written by Politico White House Bureau Chief Jonathan Allen and White House correspondent (for The Hill newspaper) Amie Parnes, the book pieces together a number of conversations from sources obviously close to the former First Lady and Secretary of State, to give the reader insight into her remarkable drive and energy.

The story begins with the loss of the 2008 campaign, the post-mortem and laying of blame (mostly at the feet of Clinton's campaign manager Patty Solis-Doyle). It goes on to describe the courtship of Hillary by President Barack Obama into the key cabinet position of Secretary of State, the mending of fences and healing of wounds remaining from the hard fought campaign between the two party front-runners and their staffs, and the resulting trust gap that existed. A power struggle develops over whether key positions in the State Department will be filled by Obama's people or Clinton's, and we are told of the strength of confidence possessed by the new Secretary of State in setting her own terms for accepting the President's challenge.

The book goes on to describe the remarkable transition of how Hillary Clinton went from becoming Obama's chief rival to his hardest working and most trusted cabinet member. A secondary story is told of how Bill Clinton goes from becoming one of the people that Obama dreads contact with to becoming an important asset to his re-election in 2012.
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I have always liked the Clinton's and the political mastery of the 1990's, and Hillary's time as Secretary of State. However, I am always skeptical of books the praise someone or something and glosses over the negative parts of whatever (See The Fourth Revolution by John Micklethwait). For starters, she absolutely bungled the situation in Libya, a decision that will haunt her this election cycle, which the authors were like, "well she screwed up, but she's Hillary, so its ok". Another point that was barley mentioned without a critical eye was some of the people who ran the Clinton Foundation and all of the dealings with members of Wall Street, which was given a sentence or two towards the end. I get the philosophy of the Clinton's is to merge public with private, but I'm positive that some of the dealings were self serving and (maybe?) not kosher. Regardless, it was a good account of her time at State and the lead up into the 2016 cycle. Good reading, just do so with a critical, but not demonizing, eye
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If you’re a lover of books, and burdened with the ability to read way too fast, what do you bring on a 17 hour flight from New York City to Ethiopia?
If you’re a political junkie and lover of all things electorate, you pack “HRC” by Jonathan Allen, which documents the time between Hillary’s defeat during the 2008 Democratic primary and selection, and ultimately her political rebirth as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
I remember reading “Game Change” a couple of years ago and thinking that to have been on the very inside of either the Obama or Clinton campaign would have been both inspirational and disheartening. In order to achieve as much as Hillary Clinton has, it must have been heart-breaking for her to lose in the primary to a young unknown senator from Illinois.
HRC takes the reader through just about every emotion – and brings you inside the campaign ‘war’ rooms and gives detailed accounts of the choices Hillary had to make including her carefully selected words during her concession speech, paving the way for a new relationship with the future President Obama.
If there’s one take away from HRC, it is that Hillary tried, at all times, to be fully aware of the mistakes her presidential campaign made and has worked diligently since 2008 to reinvent herself – something she has done many times over the years, each time rising higher than her fans and adversaries believed possible.
Jonathan Allen does a wonderful job of bringing you inside the White House and foreign affairs offices around the world and shows you a woman who is powerful and smart enough to know that as a woman, her strength has to be countered by self-deprecation and humor.
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