#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #11: HRC

February 19, 2014


Title: HRC

Authors: Jonathan Allen and Amy Parnes

Started: February 12, 2014   Finished: February 19, 2014

Number of Pages: 448   Total for 2014: 4,576

What it’s About: The book starts in the middle of the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary. Hillary Clinton is losing votes, endorsements and steam to Barack Obama. What was happening behind the scenes in those moments? How did she poise herself for a strong career in politics going forward and get an invitation to serve in the Obama administration? Filling in her State staff, Arab Spring, Benghazi–all he hits and all the misses of her tenure as Secretary of State told from the points of view of insiders.

Why I Read It: Last week, I was driving down one of Henderson’s main thoroughfares and stopped at a light behind an SUV with a bumper sticker that said, “I’m Ready: Hillary 2016!” I honestly marveled at the fact that this political leader, whose career was pronounced over when she conceded the Democratic Primary to Barack Obama in 2008, is a legitimate potential political candidate for 2016 Presidential race. When I had some “credit” to buy a book earlier this week, I decided on this one, because like her or don’t like her, Hillary Rodham Clinton is a force of moxie and gusto.