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Alter egos : Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the twilight struggle over American power / Mark Landler.

By: Landler, Mark.
Publisher: London : W H Allen, 2016Description: xxiii, 406 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780753556887 : (pbk.).Other title: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the twilight struggle over American power.Subject(s): Obama, Barack | Clinton, Hillary Rodham | United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-2017DDC classification: 327.7300905
Contents:
Prologue: The warrior and the priest -- Worlds apart -- From Cairo to Copenhagen -- Origins -- Hillary and the brass -- Holbrooke Agonistes -- War and peace -- Below the waterline -- Peacemakers -- Sinking sands -- Post-Q -- Red lines -- Diplomacy -- The back channel -- Resets and regrets -- The pivot -- The lady and Havana -- Epilogue: Two campaigns.
Summary: "New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler goes behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. With all the sweep of a grand history--and enlivened by an insider's access and plenty of news--Landler digs deep into the complex relationship between these two leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama's legacy and Clinton's promise"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-357) and index.

Prologue: The warrior and the priest -- Worlds apart -- From Cairo to Copenhagen -- Origins -- Hillary and the brass -- Holbrooke Agonistes -- War and peace -- Below the waterline -- Peacemakers -- Sinking sands -- Post-Q -- Red lines -- Diplomacy -- The back channel -- Resets and regrets -- The pivot -- The lady and Havana -- Epilogue: Two campaigns.

"New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler goes behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. With all the sweep of a grand history--and enlivened by an insider's access and plenty of news--Landler digs deep into the complex relationship between these two leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama's legacy and Clinton's promise"--

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