Book to go behind the scenes of Hillary Clinton’s political comeback

Hillary Clinton’s political comeback following her dramatic 2008 primary defeat will be the subject of a new book by The Hill White House reporter Amie Parnes and Politico senior Washington correspondent Jonathan Allen.

The collaboration, titled HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, will deliver a behind-the-scenes look at Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State and shed new light on the inner workings of the Clinton machine in the run-up to the 2016 election. 

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The authors will focus on Clinton’s resurrection of her political career following her stunning defeat, taking readers insider her relationship with President Obama and detailing how Clinton rebuilt her brand, according to a release from Crown Publishers. 

The book also will provide fresh insight into Clinton’s love of politics and the premium that she and her husband place on loyalty. It will address Clinton’s greatest political challenge at State — the ongoing controversy surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 that left the U.S. ambassador to the country dead.

A publication date has not been announced, but HRC will likely come as speculation intensifies over whether Clinton will make a second run for the White House. Vice President Biden could be among her rivals for the Democratic nomination, if she chooses to seek it. 

Parnes covered the 2012 presidential race for The Hill and previously covered the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns for Politico. She now covers the White House and President Obama for The Hill.