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Albright's advice is candid, as if conveyed in a confidential memo, and seasoned with humor and stories from her years in office. Drawing on her extensive experience as an advisor to two presidents and a key figure in four presidential transitions, she provides an insider's analysis of U.S. options in addressing the decisive issues of our era: terrorism, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rivalries in the Middle East, the potential for nuclear war, and headaches created by such troublesome leaders as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Russia's Vladimir Putin, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and North Korea's Kim Jong-il.
The 2008 election promises to be one of the most dramatic in our nation's history. Memo to the President Elect offers indispensable guidance for the next occupant of the White House - and a wealth of insights for voters to think about before deciding who that person will be.
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By John on 06-23-08
The first half of this book is like a Political Science 101 lecture, if that. The advice being given is often embarrassingly simple--"a president must find time to exercise every day." The second half of the book is more what I was expecting, with overviews of our relations with most of the world's important nations. But by the time she got around to it, I was already pretty disgusted.
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By Plumeria on 04-09-08
A comprehensive review
This is a good follow up to the Bob Woodward books on the Bush presidency (Plan of Action; State of Denial). While Woodward employs a painstakingly detailed micro-perspective of one U.S.administration, Albright's approach gives us a whirlwind tour of current world politics from the macro-perspective of her long experience. Read this one as soon as you can. It will be dated by January 2009.
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