By Mark Landler
In Alter Egos, veteran New York instances White residence correspondent Mark Landler takes us contained in the fraught and engaging dating among Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton--a courting that has framed the nation's nice debates over warfare and peace for the prior 8 years.
In the annals of yank statecraft, theirs used to be a impossible alliance. Clinton, daughter of an anticommunist father, was once raised within the Republican suburbs of Chicago within the aftermath of worldwide warfare II, nourishing an unshakable trust within the usa as a strength for stable in far-off lands. Obama, an itinerant baby of the Seventies, used to be raised through a unmarried mom in Indonesia and Hawaii, suspended among worlds and a witness to the fewer savory facet of Uncle Sam's effect in a foreign country. Clinton and Obama might later come to include competing visions of America's position on this planet: his, confined, inward-looking, painfully conscious of limits; hers, hard-edged, pragmatic, unabashedly old-fashioned.
Spanning the arc of Obama's terms, Alter Egos goes past the speeches and press meetings to the Oval workplace huddles and South garden strolls, the place Obama and Clinton pressed their perspectives. It follows their evolution from sour opponents to cautious companions, after which to whatever similar to competitors back, as Clinton outlined herself anew and distanced herself from her previous boss. within the technique, it counters the narrative that, in the course of her years as secretary of country, there has been no sunlight among them, that the injuries of the 2008 crusade were fullyyt healed.
The president and his leader diplomat parted corporation over the various largest problems with the day: how fast to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; no matter if to arm the rebels in Syria; find out how to reply to the upheaval in Egypt; and even if to belief the Russians. In Landler's gripping account, we enterprise contained in the state of affairs Room throughout the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, watch Obama and Clinton paintings in tandem to salvage a convention on weather switch in Copenhagen, and discover the key background in their nuclear international relations with Iran--a tale with a bunch of clean disclosures.
With the grand sweep of historical past and the pointillist aspect of an account in keeping with insider access--the ebook attracts on unique interviews with a couple of hundred senior management officers, overseas diplomats, and neighbors of Obama and Clinton--Mark Landler deals the definitive account of a fancy, profoundly very important dating. As Barack Obama prepares to relinquish the presidency, and Hillary Clinton makes probably her final bid for it, how either regard American energy is a principal query of our time.
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Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power by Mark Landler