Dit is de Nederlandstalige editie van het indrukwekkende boek van Hillary Clinton over de meest onvoorspelbare presidentsverkiezingen uit de geschiedenis. Persoonlijke onthullingen over de strijd met Donald Trump, over de campagne, Russische inmenging en hoe ze het onverwachte verlies verwerkte. Een boek voor iedereen die wil begrijpen wat er echt is gebeurd in 2016.
‘In het verleden had ik vaak het gevoel dat ik voorzichtig moest zijn in het openbaar. Alsof ik moest koorddansen zonder vangnet. Dat gevoel laat ik nu compleet varen. Ik zal alles vertellen.’ - Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Bevrijd van alle beperkingen in politiek opzicht, vertelt Hillary hoe het was om de eerste vrouwelijke presidentskandidate te zijn in verkiezingen die werden gedomineerd door ongekende dieptepunten, wendingen die een romanschrijver niet had kunnen bedenken, Russische inmenging en een opponent die alle regels aan zijn laars lapte.
In What happened vertelt ze hoe het was om het op te nemen tegen Donald Trump, welke fouten ze maakte, hoe ze omging met alle kritiek die ze kreeg en hoe ze het onverwachte verlies verwerkte.
Hillary Clinton verloor de verkiezingen, maar is bij lange na niet gebroken of verslagen. Met haar meest persoonlijke memoires tot nu toe richt ze zich tot iedereen die wil begrijpen wat er echt is gebeurd in 2016.
Inhaltsangabe zu "Dear Leader: North Korea's senior propagandist exposes shocking truths behind the regime"
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Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic.
Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dictator, Kim Jong-il.
Young and ambitious, his patriotic work secured him a bizarre audience with Kim Jong-il himself, thus granting him special status as one of the 'Admitted'. This meant special food provisions, a travel pass and immunity from prosecution and harm. He was privy to state secrets, including military and diplomatic policies, how the devastating 'Scrutiny' was effected, and the real position of one of the country's most powerful, elusive men, Im Tong-ok. Because he was praised by the Dear Leader himself, he had every reason to feel satisfied with his lot and safe.
Yet he could not ignore his conscience, or the disparity between his life and that of those he saw starving on the street. After breaking security rules, Jang Jin-sung, together with a close friend, was forced to flee for his life: away from lies and deceit, towards truth and freedom.
Inhaltsangabe zu "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2012, gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting. At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of courage and hope. Her shooting has sparked a wave of solidarity across Pakistan, not to mention globally, for the right to education, freedom from terror and female emancipation.
Inhaltsangabe zu "Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises"
From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression. On 26 January, 2009, during the depths of the financial crisis and having just completed five years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Timothy F. Geithner was sworn in by President Barack Obama as the seventy-fifth Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. Now, in a strikingly candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, Geithner takes readers behind the scenes during the darkest moments of the crisis. Swift, decisive, and creative action was required to avert a second Great Depression, but policy makers faced a fog of uncertainty, with no good options and the risk of catastrophic outcomes. Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises takes us inside the room, explaining in accessible and forthright terms the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions that Geithner and others in the Obama administration made during the crisis and recovery. He discusses the most controversial moments of his tenures at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Treasury, including the harrowing weekend Lehman Brothers went bankrupt; the searing crucible of the AIG bonuses controversy; the development of his widely criticized but ultimately successful plan in early 2009 to end the crisis; the bracing fight for the most sweeping financial reforms in seventy years; and the lingering aftershocks of the crisis, including high unemployment, the fiscal battles, and Europe's repeated flirtations with the economic abyss. Geithner also shares his personal and professional recollections of key players such as President Obama, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, and Larry Summers, among others, and examines the tensions between politics and policy that have come to dominate discussions of the U.S. economy. An insider's account of how the Obama administratio