Memo to the President Elect

Memo to the President Elect

How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership

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Presents a set of recommendations for the next U.S. president, posing such suggestions as selecting a top-rate foreign policy team, avoiding the mistakes of previous presidents, and employing strategic tools to garner international support for American objectives.

HARPERCOLL

The next president, whether Democrat or Republican, will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past seven years. In Memo to the President Elect, former secretary of state and bestselling author Madeleine Albright offers provocative ideas about how to confront the striking array of challenges that the next commander-in-chief will face and how to return America to its rightful role as a source of inspiration across the globe.

Much more than a set of policy prescriptions, Secretary Albright's writing blends lessons from the past with forward-looking suggestions about how to assemble a first-rate foreign policy team, anticipate the actions of other key countries, make full use of presidential power without repeating the excesses of the Bush administration, and revive America's commitment to its founding ideals.

Albright's advice is candid—as 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 Chávez, 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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Writing as if she were directly addressing the next president, former US Secretary of State Albright proffers her advice on the conduct of US foreign policy in the coming years, frequently drawing on her own experience and the history of past administrations as illustrative material. She addresses political and administrative issues first, including managing the White House staff and the art of political persuasion, and then provides her thoughts on terrorism; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; relations with Iran, Russia, China, Venezuela, and North Korea; and a range of other issues. Those familiar with her tenure at Foggy Bottom will not likely find anything particularly shocking in these pages, as Albright has maintained similar perspectives to those she held while in office. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The next president, whether Democrat or Republican, will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past seven years. In Memo to the President Elect, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright offers ideas about how to confront the striking array of challenges that the next commander-in-chief will face and how to return America to its rightful role as a source of inspiration across the globe.
Albright's advice is candid - as 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.

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A former Secretary of State presents a wide-ranging set of recommendations for the next U.S. president, posing such suggestions as selecting a top-rate foreign policy team, avoiding the mistakes of previous presidents, and employing strategic tools to garner international support for American objectives. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 328 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061351808
0061351806
Branch Call Number: 327.73 Alb
Additional Contributors: Woodward, William, 1951-

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