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Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation. Hard Choices is an extremely fascinating book. You won’t regret your buy of this New Hillary Clinton Book.   Look what Hilary Clinton has to say….

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WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ReviewerLet me begin by what everyone is looking for. Clinton is undecided whether she will run for president in 2016. She has not come to the point of taking the decision, and she has not decided yet. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton is a memoir that you can’t avoid. It is almost everywhere. It is well-written and readable but not as explosive as expected. History will not judge her on the basis of this engaging memoir but on the basis of the works and deals executed and concluded during her tenure as America’s 67th Secretary of State.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs.
Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin’s death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

Franklin’s Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. It is often considered the first American book to be taken seriously by Europeans as literature

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Holly says….


This is a wonderfully inspiring Read. It’s a small book packed with great insights into virtuous living. His curiosity and observation of the world around him lead him to live an amazingly full life in which he accomplished much for the good of mankind. All this combined with his wit and writing style make it enjoyable to read and truly encourages the reader towards self improvement. I’m actually reading it again right now. It’s great for new year’s resolutions.

                                                                                                      

Rick Skwiot says…


There are any number of reasons to read Ben Franklin’s autobiography.

For the fetching language and wit. As when he deviated from his vegetarianism to eat some fish that “smelt admirably well,” saying, “If you eat one another, I don’t see why we mayn’t eat you…So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.”

                                                                                                           

This is an autobiography from a man who was very famous for his diplomacy.I am sure we all can learn something from him.Go get a copy of this book.
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Open: An Autobiography

He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court – but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.

Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself, an inner conflict that would define him. In his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by conflict.

Agassi makes us feel his panic as an undersized seven-year-old, practicing all day under the obsessive gaze of his violent father. We see him at thirteen, banished to a tennis camp. A lonely, scared, ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning fast return.

Yet, despite raw talent, he struggles. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world’s best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon title. Overnight he becomes a fan favourite and a media target.

Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match, and every public relationship. Alongside vivid portraits of tennis rivals, Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his relationships. He reveals the depression that shatters his confidence, and the mistake that nearly costs him everything. Finally, he recounts his spectacular resurrection and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one.

In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf.

With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate readers who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassi’s game, it sets a new standard for grace, style, speed and power

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This book provides an honest and indepth insight into Agassi’s world.It is an absorbing read.Here is what others are saying about this book.

Adi says…..


This book kept me awake at night. I felt compelled to finish it in 2 days (“straight sets” maybe? – not my fault for the metaphor).
I might as well add that I was surprised to find out that Agassi fundamentally hates tennis and that he was an underachiever – he could have done (much) better. The way his father forced him to train as a little boy and the life he led as a tennis pro were also very interesting to know.

                                                                                                      

Priyanshu says…


While browsing my next buy, I had stumbled upon this one a number of times, before I finally decided to buy and read it last week. Time and money well spent.
So, what is the book about? First, it is not a story of a flawless man or an impeccable athlete. It is one of a confused, rebellious and an ever evolving man in search of himself, who by the way, plays great tennis. Second, it is also not a blow-by-blow account of tennis matches. But, a diary of his love-hate relationship with tennis; where he plays not because he loves tennis but he cannot live with a defeat. It is a narrative of his innermost thoughts process at moments that affected him; and not just the ones on the tennis court. Beautifully written, and brutally honest.
After reading the book, I say he is a Phoenix, burning himself down and rising from his own ashes.

                                                                                                         

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Steve Jobs


Today, Apple symbolizes style,class & trend. People are crazy about apple products.Apple products are sold out as soon as they touch the shop flour.So what is the reason behind their success?Why Apple outshines everybody in Computers and technology?Well folks, Apple was the vision of great Steve Jobs,a man ahead of his time.Steve Jobs was one of the finest entreprenuers who walked on this earth.He literally,single handedly lifted apple on its feet.Mr Steve Jobs believed that there is always a scope for perfection.He was always on the hunt for something better and superior.I guess most of you would have noticed that the logo of apple is is an image of apple that looks as if somebody has taken a bite out of it.Have you ever thought why the logo of apple is like that.Well friends,Apple’s logo symbolizes that their is always a scope for improvement.There is always some scope for something extra,something better.This philosophy made him work day and night to develop better products and superior technology.It is hard to believe that this great man died so early,the world lost one of it’s most brilliant minds.Although we cannot bring him back but we can learn from him.We can adopt his philosophies in our lives and thereby enrich our own lives.

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Steve Jobs

This Story is real. It is based on a man who was ahead of his time; he was a visionary. This book is based on more than 200 interviews of Steve Jobs as well as interviews with his friends, family members, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues and many more…. Jobs is role model in the world where economies are trying to maintain their competitive edge in terms of technology. He built a great company which merged imagination into reality, Which defied the norms, which revolutionized the world. His friends, foes & colleague offered an honest view about jobs over his passions, his visions, his ideas and last but not the least his drive for perfection.
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