There is nothing for you here : finding opportunity in the twenty-first century / Fiona Hill.

Author
Hill, Fiona, 1965- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Boston ; New York : Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
  • ©2021
Description
viii, 422 pages ; 24 cm

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  • "A celebrated foreign-policy expert and key impeachment witness reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia - and draws on her personal journey out of poverty, and her unique perspectives as a historian and policy maker, to show how we can return hope to our forgotten places.
  • "Foreign policy expert and key impeachment witness Fiona Hill reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia--and shows how we can return hope to our forgotten places. In this deeply personal account, she shares what she has learned, and explains that only by expanding opportunity can we save our democracy. Fiona Hill grew up in a world of terminal decay. The last of the local mines had closed, businesses were shuttering, and despair was etched in the faces around her. Her father urged her to get out of their blighted corner of Northern England: 'There is nothing for you here, pet,' he said. The coal-miner’s daughter managed to go further than he ever could have dreamed. She studied in Moscow and at Harvard, became an American citizen, and served three US presidents. But in the heartlands of both Russia and the United States, she saw troubling reflections of her hometown and similar populist impulses. By the time she offered her brave testimony in the first impeachment inquiry of President Trump, Hill knew that the desperation of forgotten people was driving American politics over the brink - and that we were running out of time to save ourselves from Russia’s fate. In this powerful, deeply personal account, she shares what she has learned and shows why expanding opportunity is the only long-term hope for our democracy."-- front cover flap.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-400) and index.
Contents
Prologue: The "improbable" Fiona Hill -- Introduction: From the coal house to the White House -- Part One: The coal house -- "Call the United Nations" -- Grasping at the future -- Out of your league -- Common Northerner -- Part Two: A divided house -- The land of opportunity -- Shock therapy -- Women's work -- Unlucky generations -- Part Three: The White House -- Me the people -- "Russia bitch" -- The price of populism -- Off with their heads -- The horrible year -- Part Four: Our house -- The great reckoning -- No more forgotten people -- No more forgotten places -- Afterword: Creating opportunity in the twenty-first century.
Title on dust jacket
  • There is nothing for you here : finding opportunity in the 21st century
ISBN
  • 9780358574316 ((hardcover))
  • 0358574315 ((hardcover))
OCLC
1260107430
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