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This memoir gave me an insight into the role of the US Secretary of State. Clinton describes this role from the day she was offered the position to her retirement. She allows 1 long chapter to each country she visited, often describing how she arrived in the middle of a diplomatic problem. She starts with her visit to the Asian countries and ends with the Middle East countries. Seems she attended many dinners and got to know the characteristics of the leaders of many countries during these years. When she ends her book, I had the feeling she would not run for the position of President of US. She mentions how much she enjoyed being the SOS as there was no partisan politics involved and her concern for the plight of women in the countries she had visited. Sounded to me like she would pursue this interest in the future through the Clinton foundation. I picked and chose the chapters to read which interested me as I had little time to read all the chapters and I could not renew the book. Perhaps a book to pick up again.

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