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In January 2009; Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton became the 67th Secretary of State and the third woman to be confirmed for the post which is fourth in  the line of succession to become U.S. President if the president, speaker of the house and president pro tempore of the Senate can not carry out their duties. – .
For written info on Hillary Rodham Clintonsee her Bio and 4 books:  Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Bio
This is Part 3 of 3 of women secretaries of state.  Parts 1 (June 13th – Albright)  and Part 2 (June 15th – Rice)  are located below under NCM Blog.
I’ve read Hard Choices.  I learned a lot about world events, the enormous responsibility of being secretary of state and I enjoyed Hillary’s memoir immensely.  The chapter I liked the best was The Lady and The Generals”  which I found fascinating and inspiring.. I included a more extensive narrative under the photo of Ms. Suu Kyi and Hillary having a power lunch.
Three Videos
Two short segments from an interview with Robin Roberts, co-host of Good Morning America’s is below regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir.  In a third video (see link above Hard Choices photo); Hillary explores the message of Hard Choices. 
Robin Roberts, co-host Good Morning American interviews  
Hillary Clinton about her memoir Hard Choices
June 10, 2014


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to Hait’s President 
Rene’ Pre’val (with the beard) in a tent several days after the earthquake
Port-au-Prince. Haiti_January 16, 2010.
Cheryl Mills, counselor and chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton  spoke with Haiti’s President Rene’ Pre’val and he told her that the only outsider that he trusted was Hillary.  “I need Hillary” he said.  “I need her. And no one else”.  
It’s was a reminder of how important personal relationships can be and Hillary has established and cultivated a network of relationships from around the globe.
Hard Choices
Haiti:  Disaster and Development
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir Hard Choices_June 2014​
Three Prior Books by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History

Hillary Rodham Clinton – 2003
Living History [As First Lady & first couple years as a U.S Senator] captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice — as a woman and as a formidable figure in American politics.
An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Hillary Rodham Clinton – 2000
The coffee table book described the renovation and refurbishment projects done to the White House during the Clinton administration. As such it was the most traditional [as First Lady] of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s publications, having much less to do with politicking than with hostessing.

It Takes a Village:  And Other Lessons Children Teach Us

by Hillary Rodham Clinton – 1996 
Tenth Anniversary Edition 2006
The book’s title is attributed to an African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.”
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest — both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public — to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults. It Takes a Village is “a textbook for caring…. Filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread” (The Dallas Morning News).
  Aung San Suu Kyi and Hillary Clinton talking freely over lunch at the 
  residence of a diplomat’s home. They have since become good friends. 
   Yagon, Burma_December 1, 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. In the1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. 
She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest or prison in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years; becoming one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners.
During  her years of house arrest she was only allowed to see her husband and children a handful of times.  Her husband Michael Aris died in 1999 on her 53rd birthday.
On 18 August 2009, President Obama asked the country’s military leadership to set free all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi.  She was released from house arrest on November 13, 2010.  Her son was allowed to visit after a 10 year ban.
Ms. Suu Kyi held a telephone conference with President Obama, in which it was agreed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a visit to Burma.  On December 1, 2011, Suu Kyi met with Hillary Clinton at the residence of the top-ranking US diplomat in Yangon.
Ms. Suu Kyi currently holds a seat in the Parliament and has announced plans to run for president of Burma in 2015.
Hard Choices
Part Two:  ACROSS the PACIFIC 
Burma:  The Lady and The Generals
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Norwegian Foreign Minister 
Jonas Gahr Store discuss the impact of climate change
Norway_June 2012
Hard Choices
Climate Change:  We’re All In This Together
Hillary watching Bill deliver his DNC speech  
Timor Leste, Asia (a tiny new democracy) _September 2012

An Unrivaled Team

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton 
give a joint interview on 60 Minutes _January 27, 2013
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Conde’ Nast Traveller photo_April 2012
“In the modern world, we’re all interdependent, we’re all interconnected. You just can’t say that you’re only going to deal with your own kind of person, or you’re only going to meet your own kind of person, or you’re only going to listen to your own kind of person. That’s not the way the world is going to work. And we’ll either figure out how to be more integrated, or we will disintegrate.”   ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton=
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June 15, 2014
June 13, 2014

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright “On Being a Woman and a Diplomat

Camille Mitchell

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