Hillary Clinton Insider
Kim Ghattas has been the BBC's State Department Radio and TV correspondent since 2008, and travels regularly with the Secretary of State. She joined us today to share her experience traveling with Hillary Clinton in her new book The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton From Beirut to the Heart of American Power.
In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, she set out to repair America’s image around the world—and her own. For the following four years, BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage, and she weaves a fast-paced, gripping account of life on the road with Clinton in The Secretary.
With the perspective of one who is both an insider and an outsider, Ghattas draws on extensive interviews with Clinton, administration officials, and players in Washington as well as overseas, to paint an intimate and candid portrait of one of the most powerful global politicians. Filled with fresh insights, The Secretary provides a captivating analysis of Clinton’s brand of diplomacy and the Obama administration’s efforts to redefine American power in the twenty-first century.
Kim has a book talk and signing tonight at 7:30 at Powell's Books located at 1005 W Burnside in Portland.