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Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices: Sneak peek at the memoir

Published on Jun 10, 2014 2:03 PM
The Straits Times take a sneak peek at Hillary Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices, which hits the bookstores on Tuesday. -- ST PHOTO

Hillary Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices, hits the bookstores on Tuesday. It is about her time as the US Secretary of State from 2009-2013 although many observers interpret it as an unofficial kick-off of her prospective 2016 presidential campaign. 

The Straits Times take a sneak peek at the 635-page tome.

US President Barack Obama (second from left), former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (left), first lady Michelle Obama (second from right), former US president Bill Clinton (right) and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, look at the faces of those who died during the 9/11 attacks, at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on May 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS


The book opens with Clinton lying prone on the back seat of a minivan, sneaking out of her north-west Washington home for a secret meeting with Barack Obama on June 5, 2008. The Democratic primary had been decided. 

“I had lost and he had won,” she says, admitting to profound disappointment. But she was determined to support Obama.

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